It’s not that bad or childish bosses— “TOTs” (Terrible Office Tyrants)—are intentionally out to sabotage your career. Many are just “me-focused.” They believe the world really does focus around them in the workplace. Unfortunately, employees who don’t stand up for themselves (diplomatically) can get trampled in their desire to please.
I address the issue of a self-centered boss in my recent article for Psychology Today. Work should not be something you endure but rather something you enjoy. There are four ways to manage up and save your job satisfaction, your success, potentially even your career:
— Examine and Reinforce
— Reveal the Effects
— Execute a Strategy
— Model Good Teamwork
To find out more, read the complete article.