Is Your Bad Boss Trainable?

You can thrive by managing up

When under stress or frustrated, most bosses aren’t on their best behavior. Nor are most mortal beings. Your boss may morph from a virtual charmer in the morning to a raging bull in the afternoon. They can lose sight of their goals in the midst of emotional turmoil – sometimes resembling unruly children. But you can create a win-win by managing up.

The recent entry of my Psychology Today blog deals with just that: how to subtly guide your difficult boss towards better behavior.

By supporting your manager’s efforts to overcome their unproductive tendencies, you’ll be making your work life less stressful, while positioning yourself for advancement. But you need to make sure your boss has the potential to be reformed. On that, plus some important dos and don’ts, read the article at