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Dealing with difficult bosses
Posted by Wendy Wilson | Learning & Development Consultant on 05-July-2018
In his book Coping with toxic managers, subordinates … and other difficult people, Roy H. Lubit states that:
[Some managers] are unfair, inconsiderate, and rigid-and you curse the day the company hired them. Some of these managers think that they are heaven’s gift to your company, even though working with them makes you wonder why the heavens have decided to punish you so severely. (p 2)
Head of department standing and talking to smiling young employees in officeIt would be great to say that all managers treat everyone fairly within their organisations. And maybe they intend to, and even think they do. Generally speaking we connect more with some people than others.
Personality types, personal preferences, communication styles, etc. all combine to create infinitely similar and unique individuals. Being able to deal effectively with difficult managers is a crucial factor relating to your own success and workplace enjoyment.
Singer Dobson shares many suggestions regarding what you can do when dealing with difficult managers, including:
- Do great work