Category: Winning with Bosses

Winning with Bosses
Shaun Belding

Dealing With A Boss Who Ignores Input

 

You’ve got lots of ideas – some of them are truly brilliant. Unfortunately, however, you have a boss who just can’t seem to ignore your ideas fast enough. It can be discouraging at best, and after a while you’re tempted to just stop trying.

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Winning with Bosses
Shaun Belding

Boss from Hell: Quick to Criticize, Slow to Praise

 

Chances are your boss isn’t intentionally trying to demotivate you. It’s doubtful that he has some master plan to make your life miserable. What is more likely is that he has instead fallen into the all too common management trap of looking for things that are wrong instead of looking for things that are right.

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Winning with Bosses
Shaun Belding

The Panic-Button Boss

 

One of the reasons that panic button bosses behave the way they do is that aren’t particularly good at thinking ahead. They get surprised a lot. They’re focused on plan A, and have given absolutely no consideration to Plans B, C or D. So when Plan A doesn’t work, they’re scrambling

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Achievement & Success
Shaun Belding

Have a Great Boss? Support Him!

 

We sometimes forget that our bosses are people too, and that they need our support as much as we need theirs. It’s all part of the dynamics of a positive workplace. Want to do your part? Here are 8 things you can try:

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Winning with Bosses
Shaun Belding

Dealing with a Cryptic Boss

 

One of the more challenging situations one can find oneself in is having a boss who consistently gives vague direction. Instead of just clearly communicating what he (she) wants, he drops hints, speaks in general terms and answers questions with one- or two-word answers

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