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Have a Bossy Boss? Do This.

written by Dr. Carol Morgan May 21, 2020
Have a Bossy Boss? Do This.

Even though the words “boss” and “bossy” sound almost the same, they don’t necessarily have the same meaning. In fact, a good leader is one who is adaptable, flexible, and ultimately empowers employees. However, not all of us are that lucky. So, what do you do if you do not have one of these good kinds of bosses? First thing’s first: Don’t worry. There are things you can do to handle your bossy boss and still keep your sanity.

Here are eight ways to deal with a bossy boss:

1. Be respectful.

Asher Adelman, founder of eBossWatch states:

Bosses who are characterized as ‘too bossy’ tend to combine their assertiveness with unhealthy doses of disrespect and condescension.

While that is difficult to deal with as their employee, that does not mean you should stoop to their level. You should always show respect because it is the proper – and professional – thing to do.

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