The more emotional intelligence one has the easier it is to deal with intimidation from others.
And if your boss starts foaming at the mouth if you arrive a moment after 8 AM, plan to get there at —Every. Day.” Read More on Dealing With Toxic Bosses From The Muse When dealing with disagreement, pull on some tenants from couple's therapy to work through the issue.
“Simply repeat back to him what he said and ask “Is that what you meant? If he agrees to your recap, ask him to tell you more about it.
Try one or more of these tips to find some common ground with your boss—or at least stay sane until you find a new gig.
Before trying to fix your bad boss, make sure you really are dealing with one.
As a Psychologist, I find it easy to look beyond the behaviour to the underlying reasons. Having said that, understanding the reasons doesn’t automatically make me like someone! When we come across an angry and unhappy person, many of us take this behaviour personally. I remember when I worked at Broadmoor Hospital, we would have supervision to help us cope with the various personalities we had to deal with.
The person who had come to talk to us explained that the aggressive and intimidating behaviour that we received most days from those held in Broadmoor was more about them than it was about us.” Read More From Fast Company Understanding why your boss does or cares about certain things can give you insight into his or her management style.“..the rules are totally out of control, try to figure out your boss’ motivation.Maybe it’s not that he really cares about how long your lunch break takes; he actually cares about how it looks to other employees and their superiors.” Read More From Brazen Careerist No matter how bad your boss' behavior, avoid letting it affect your work.You want to stay on good terms with other leaders in the company (and keep your job! “Don’t try to even the score by working slower, or taking excessive ‘mental health’ days or longer lunches.Management, although maybe not your direct boss, will notice your initiative.