11 Ways To Deal With A Tough Boss

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Working under a tough boss can be hell at times. It might all your energy to impress them.Do not despair if this is the case, you can actually deal with a tough boss.Yes, you got this. Plus, hey, these tough bosses mould you to become a tough person yourself, trust me. So how do you chora to impress a strict boss like bauss? See what I dd there? Haha! Here is how.

  1. Go all out- show your boss that you’re the most valuable member of the team.What boss, no matter how easy to please, wouldn’t want an excellent team player reporting to them? If you knock every project out of the park, you’ll make him or her look good.
  2. Stay One Step Ahead- head off your boss’ requests by anticipating them and getting things done before they come to you.
  3. Set Boundaries- working with someone who seems to have no boundaries means that you have to go ahead and set them.One of the challenges of unlikable people is that they come with equally unlikable behavior—and it’s important to learn how to distance yourself from that behavior.
  4. Identify triggers- If your boss has anger management problems, identify what triggers her meltdowns and be extra militant about avoiding those.
  5. Be the first one in the office- make sure you’re totally blameless here before you start worrying about your boss’s behavior.Showing up early and leaving late will show that you don’t focus on the clock in terms of a start or end time, but instead, that you mean business.
  6. Dress the part- dressing appropriately for your office is an absolute must. If you’re unsure what the culture is like at your job, always err on the side of overdressing. As they say, you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have!Kapish!
  7. Focus on the job- where you at work, your phone can be your worst enemy. texting, chatting. taking pictures and snapping is definitely not in your job description.Delete distracting apps like Twitter and Facebook from your phone, or, better yet, don’t even take your phone out of your bag while you’re in the office.
  8. Schedule a one-on-one meeting- a lot of employers struggle when it comes to providing feedback for their employees.It’s perfectly acceptable during your ‘learning curve’ to ask others what the boss’s style of providing feedback is.Go ahead and schedule a one-on-one meeting.
  9. Stay positive- fill the rest of your world with positivity. Look for little ways to brighten up your office.If your personality doesn’t mesh well with your boss, you’re going to have a hard time. You may never ‘win’ your boss over, but it’s smart to understand what makes him or her tick. Above all, make sure you don’t do the things that make them mad.
  10. Show your interest- take an interest in their world. Find out what he or she is interested in and incorporate it into your interactions. If your boss loves a particular sports team, start following that team. Keeping up with the things your boss loves will give you a chance to make small talk. 
  11. Avoid Future Bad Bosses- when interviewing with a new company, do your research ahead of time to make sure you’re not getting into another situation with a less-than-ideal manager.

 

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