Keep Peace With Your Boss


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Have a difficult manager? Try some of these coping strategies from CareerBuilder.com:

Take a look in the mirror. Maybe you’re being a pain in the neck, too. Clean up your act, concentrate only on work and see whether things change.

Focus on the boss’s needs. Employees who perform well, make the boss look good and are easy to manage generally find themselves in his or her good graces.

Show your worth. Document your achievements and call them to your supervisor’s attention. Offer new ideas and solutions to business problems.

Stop disagreeing. Don’t dispute every idea your boss has.

Get buddies. Find other sources of support and mentoring at your company.

Get a life. People who have interests outside of work are not only happier, they also are able to put things in perspective and are more productive at work.

Have an exit strategy. The goal is to outlive your boss. But have a contingency plan in place that includes negotiation strategies for your severance package, current resume, names of recruiters and several references.

Source: CareerBuilder.com , 2005.

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