…It's one thing to work for a manager you feel lacks competence.…It's another thing altogether to work for one who is mean or inappropriate.…The good news is that most of them don't last.…Because even companies with weak…performance cultures typically self correct…and get rid of the mean bosses, most of the time.…
But for some of you we should talk about how to deal with the situation.…There really are two categories of negative or inappropriate managers.…Those who are merely annoying and awkward, and those who break policies,…laws, or otherwise make you feel truly horrible about coming to work.…Let's deal with this latter case first and get it out of the way.…If your boss likes to cuss, or…make inappropriate comments, or demean you in private…or in public, or if they act in a violent manner, these behaviors are unacceptable.…
In fact, they might constitute what is…often referred to as a hostile work environment.…And it doesn't even have to be violent or sexual.…It could be as simple as asking you to do…personal favors all the time, when everyone knows they're not appropriate.…
- 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.