What if You and Your Boss Don't Get Along Well?

 
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What if You and Your Boss Don't Get Along Well?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
If you don't get along, dislike or even hate your superior, that is an awkward situation to be in. Sometimes this situation occurs when a new person is appointed as your supervisor.
According to Gallup research, typical grievances about a “bad boss” include micromanagement, bullying people, avoiding conflicts, not taking decisions, stealing credits for successes, shifting blame when things go wrong, keeping information to themselves, not listening properly, setting a poor example, and not developing staff.

 

 
What if You and your Boss don't Get Along Well?
Musonda Ernest Kabwe, Zambia, Member
When you identify that you do not get along, you should choose to be happy and make sure to always do what is right and stay focused.
Find the p...Sign up
 

 
Football Examples of these Tactics
Riphagen, Financial Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I think it is a good summary of the tactics. If you look at leadership situations in the public spotlight to recognize the 5 tactics, the football/soc...Sign up
 

 
You are Still Master of your Destiny
Allemeersch, Interim Manager, Belgium, Member
I agree that empathy should be your first exercise. It is normal for instance that a bean counter and an innovator is a recepy for not matching manage...Sign up
 

 
Don’t Get Along with your Boss? Request a Meeting
Francis Joseph, United Kingdom, Member
If a situation like this presents itself I will always maintain some level of respect and keep communication open at all times. Effective communicatio...Sign up
 

 
Your Feelings of a Bad Boss Could Be a Myopic View and your Perception
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
No boss is truly good or bad. It is an individual's perception. What you see as a bad boss may be a good if not excellent one from one according to yo...Sign up
 

 
What if You and your Boss Don't Get Along Well?
Justus Nyangau, Business Consultant, Kenya, Member
It is normal that you can't be in agreement with everyone. It is good to take some time to understand the background your boss comes from, the educati...Sign up
 

 
You and your Bad Boss
Ragab Gouda, Manager, Egypt, Member
First you should take some time to understand your new boss (his educational level, his experience, his type of leadership, etc.), but if the situatio...Sign up
 

 
If You and your Boss don't Get Along
Moustapha Kaba, Teacher, Guinea, Member
Take distance from your boss to avoid conflicts or discussions if he/she is not happy to work with you.
Don't stress yourself, you are advised to...Sign up
 

 
If You don't Get Along Well with your Boss, what to Do?
Magassouba, Student (University), Guinea, Member
If you don't get along well with your boss, what you should do is to find out the cause, the source of that particular problem. Assuming before that p...Sign up
 

 
Some People may never Change their Primary Characteristics
tebere moro james, Manager, Member
From my own experiences, I once had an immediate line manager whom they warned me of his character, prior to joining the organization. I then came fac...Sign up
 

 
Some People may never Change their Primary Characteristics
Justus Nyangau, Business Consultant, Kenya, Member
@tebere moro james: We should understand that we all have different competences. Your competence could be a challeng...Sign up
 

 
Manage your Manager
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
As listed, there are many reasons (perceptions) for conflict with a line-manager with perceptions from “boss” (bossy-bully) “superior”. It's better to...Sign up
 

 
Sometimes it Really Does not Work
Peter van Herpen, Manager, Member
And be honest with yourself: Some personalities just do not fit together. And then it indeed is time to move on. Took me 6 months to figure out, but t...Sign up
 

     
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