How to Deal with the Boss From Hell

See why managing up could be your way out


  • They must have their hand in every step of a process and have no clue how to delegate. Instead they will look over your shoulder as you complete tasks instead of trusting you to do your job. This type of boss and the self-starter are often at odds.


  • Give your boss an outline (formally or informally) of how you’ll handle the project. “Let this boss know that you’ll contact him or her as needed,” Lyons says.
  • Find ways of updating this boss that don’t take away from your ability to do your job. “For example, adding this boss as a “cc” to important e-mails adds no extra time,” Lyons says.”
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