Learn what to do if your boss is holding you back, when to reframe, and when to look elsewhere.
- Some bosses are terrible.…There, I said it.…It's a sad fact of life.…But before you assume your boss…is falling into that terrible category,…consider the possibility…that they're not trying to be terrible.…They might just be overwhelmed or distracted.…It's hard not to take a boss' behavior personally,…but remember, they have a lot going on.…We all have bad days and even bad years.…Grant your boss some space.…Not everyone is watching a LinkedIn course…on improving their communication.…
Now, the first step in managing a terrible boss…is to be crystal clear about your ask.…Your boss is not a mind reader.…They don't know what kind of help or support…or feedback you need.…Perhaps the person in your role before you…wanted to be left alone and you like more collaboration.…Letting your boss know what helps you be successful is key.…And don't be overly demanding like,…"I need a half hour everyday."…You can simply say, "I really appreciate it…"when you have the time to debrief with me on big projects."…Secondly, praise your boss.…
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- List three good reasons to step down from a position.
- Name three behaviors that will help you get promoted.
- Explain how to demonstrate active listening.
- Recall an effective way to demonstrate leadership and promotability when speaking with subordinates.
- Identify a common mistake many people make when communicating with their boss.
- Determine the best way to formally ask for a promotion.