How do you deal with an overbearing boss?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image99
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    How do you deal with an overbearing boss?

  2. Haseena Firdousia profile image73
    Haseena Firdousiaposted 5 years ago

    Tips:

        Focus on the End Result

        The most important things to keep in mind when dealing with an overbearing boss are the end results that are motivating his behavior. Most likely, a demanding boss is focused on delivering results for the company for which you both work. And your focus should be on delivering excellence in your position. If you are in sales, you need to focus on producing profitable revenue by delivering superior customer service.

        If you find that your focus is on avoiding or appeasing your boss more than on your customers, then you will be making your job even more intolerable by exposing yourself to disciplinary action or dismissal due to poor performance.


        Deliver Results

        In keeping with Tip #1, something magical happens when you deliver results above the expectations. Difficult bosses seem to become easier to work with and for. You enjoy going to the office each morning and your work experience in general improves.

        The reason for this magic is that unless your boss is simply a terrible supervisor, he will have little reason to give you an especially difficult time if you are overachieving in your position. Those who perform make themselves almost indispensable while under-performers find themselves spending more time in the boss's office and more time worrying about how much longer they will be employed.


        Avoid Group Gripe Sessions

        Discussing how much you dislike your boss with your co-workers may make you feel better, it does nothing to resolve anything. Most group gripe sessions are filled with criticism, negativity and anti-productive, time-wasting conversations, during which nothing of value is accomplished. Any time spent during work hours (or even after work hours) that does not increase your ability to deliver results and advance you towards your end results, is to be avoided at all costs. Sure, joining in a group gripe session can give you some support and build bonds with your co-workers, you need to focus on your career and not only making friends.

    http://salescareers.about.com/od/JobSea … g-Boss.htm

  3. Efficient Admin profile image93
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    Put yourself in your boss' shoes - he is probably under pressure to meet goals and make money.  Find out what exactly he needs and what his goals are and do what you can to help him meet his goals.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Well, in my case I managed to get myself removed--not fired, just let go because the office was headed in a new direction. My "failure" is that I was not a "yes man."

    Unfortunately, that is not something I cannot change. I do not disagree to be disagreeable, I will disagree if all the necessary information has not been obtained for a major decision and I will point out problems that a simple "yes sir" would not reveal.

    I hated to be fired at 59 and almost 60, but I have no regrets as to how I did my job.

 
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