How to Deal with the Boss From Hell - Page 2 of 6 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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  • THE SITUATION: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BOSS
  • The boss is not direct and honest when reviewing an employee or subordinate. He or she will say a task has been done well, and then redo it or reassign the task to another worker instead of communicating with the employee.
  • THE SOLUTION:
  • Seek multiple sources of feedback. “Don’t rely on your boss as your only way of attending to your growth as an employee,” says Dr. Heather Lyons, an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University whose special study interests include person-organization fit in the workplace.
  • Use open-ended questions when asking for feedback, such as “How do you think I could have improved my presentation?” Those are more likely to yield more thorough responses, Lyons says.
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    Janell Hazelwood

    Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.



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