Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive
About This Show
This is the Career Talk podcast where we tell it how it is! We talk about all things career. Some topics include: career advice, resumes, interviewing, finding a new job, career growth, evaluating your career, books for personal development, when you should think about a new job, meetings, mornings and much much more!
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#55 - Help! My Boss Is A Jerk / An Ass / Mean / A Bad Leader
3 days ago
Career beta program waitlist: careerdeepdive.com How to leave an iTunes podcast review from your iPhone: Go to the podcast app on your phone. In the bottom toolbar, tap search. In the top toolbar, enter the name of the podcast. Hit the podcast show graphic (not the episodes themselves). Go to reviews. Tap “write a review” I would be forever grateful if you could leave a review so others can find this helpful information. Episode Summary: Have you ever worked for a boss that was a complete a jerk? Or a complete asshole? Or you thought they may have been the spawn of satan? I want to talk to you about this situation today because I know it is not easy. We’ve all had the boss who is completely terrible or we have had a spouse or significant other who was working for the devil. It’s like the Devil’s Wears Prada situation LOL When we are working for a boss who is total ass we sometimes have to be the leader that they aren’t. And we have to what some people refer to as manage up. We have to do this in a very careful way. We don’t want to be offensive, we don’t want to be rude, we don’t want to be on their level. We want to be the bigger person and be that leader. 12 Action Items 1) Observe Pause, slow down and just observe 2) Don’t jump to conclusions 3) Not to let your work suffer At a certain point, either you are going to depart or they are going to leave. You don’t want to leave or have a new leader as a bottom performer. 4) Document The intention is not screw somebody over but rather if we need to go to HR we have reference points to track the situation. 5) Keep emails 6) Have really open, honest communication Attempt to have that conversation 1:1 and on your own. However, if