How to Deal with the Boss From Hell - Page 3 of 6 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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  • THE SITUATION: THE MICRO-MANAGER
  • 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.

THE SOLUTION:

  • 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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    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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