How to handle an intimidating boss

23 Feb

If a colleague is getting in the way of your daily tasks, the first thing you should do is determine whether that person's behavior is actual bullying or if there's just a communication barrier.With the latter, the problem can usually be remedied by changing your perspective, said Kerry Preston, co-author of "Enhancing Your Executive Edge" (Mc Graw-Hill, 2014) and a partner at professional development organization Image Dynamics.Every office has at least one employee or boss who can't seem to get along with anyone.Whether this person actively antagonizes co-workers or simply has a difficult personality, he or she can strain workplace relationships and, in some cases, impede productivity for other employees.Recommended Reading: 8 (Legit) Ways To Impress Your Boss Bosses (not leaders – there is a difference) are humans too and they have their preferences and dislikes and if you play your cards well, you will be able to work not only for them, but also with them.There have been employees I knew personally, who never performed that well, but still they manage to keep their jobs because they knew how to be in the boss’s good books.

While dealing with your boss’s bullying, you may find some coping mechanisms to be helpful.

As I moved into sales and marketing, I noticed that bosses were particularly more inclined to build a good rapport with the sales guys.

It may be because they thought that sales teams were the crux of a firm, and therefore, bosses made sure that the sales team members were well looked after.

Improving your relationship Maintaining the right mindset Taking further action Community Q&A One of the most common reasons employees quit their jobs is because of a difficult boss.

If you find yourself in a situation where you find it nearly impossible to work with your boss, then it's time to take action to improve your relationship, or to think about further steps to take if you feel that the situation is out of your control.