How to Deal with the Boss From Hell

See why managing up could be your way out

THE SITUATION: THE OVERBEARING BOSS

  • Their personality is strong and dominating. They are confident, almost to the point of arrogance. They often create an environment of panic and urgency in unhealthy doses.

THE SOLUTION:

  • Don’t personalize interactions with this type of boss, Lyons says. “It’s too easy to assume that feedback employees are getting from this boss is related to some incompetence or failure on their part, especially because of the emotion that can be connected to interactions with this type of boss.”
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