Most of us, when we have an angry and demeaning boss, tend to worry about ourselves first. We have to deal with most of the yelling, and most of the abuse. But if we have directs, we've got an additional responsibility. And our directs may be somewhat sheltered, but our boss can be REALLY threatening and fear inducing. We have a relationship of SOME sorts with this bad boss. But it's likely our directs ONLY see our boss at his or her worst. And, we almost always underestimate how much more fear our directs feel for their "skip boss" than we do.
We've got to talk to our directs about this kind of boss, in a professional way, and we've got to have a consistent approach for dealing with the problems an angry and demeaning boss creates for our team. Here's how.
Note: During the show, we made reference to the Managing Your Boss cast. You can find it here.
This Cast Answers These Questions
- How do I protect my directs from my boss?
- What do I tell my directs about my boss's angry behavior?
- How do I change my boss's behavior?
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