…Here's a simple truth.…You will have to work with people you don't like.…That's inevitable, and it happens to all of us.…Even worse, sometimes that person is your boss.…Working for someone you don't like can be quite…difficult, depending on how bad the relationship really is.…It could be as simple as not feeling…comfortable around someone, or as bad as feeling panicked.…Worry or constantly angry.…Well if this is you, you have a choice to make.…You can choose to simply cope with the situation, or try to actively manage it.…
Coping refers to the rituals and habits you…form to try and live with the relationship as-is.…You might genuinely feel that you don't have the power…or the skill to engage the person and change the relationship.…I want to encourage you to seriously think about that possibility.…But if you're confident that nothing will change,…then focus on coping for as long as needed.…Let me add that if the relationship is defined…by ugly behavior directed at you, and your having trouble…sleeping, trouble concentrating, or maybe even feeling depressed, you're smart…
- Explore how self-reflection is a starting point for understanding others.
- Review they ways that social capital (credibility) relate to performance, recognition, and helping others.
- Recall different kinds of communication channels you can establish with your manager.
- Identify the most effective ways to promote your accomplishments.
- Review methods for documenting issues that help you communicate up.
- Explore key strategies for working with a remote manager.
- Examine ways to repair a damaged relationship with your manager.