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Friday, June 20, 2008

Dealing with a Difficult Boss

At BNET.com Geoffrey James sums up first-line strategies for dealing with seven "bad boss behaviors," with supporting quotes from various experienced businesspeople.

The problem behaviors James covers are:
  • Chronic mismanagement

  • Vague priorities

  • Explosive temper

  • Absurd expectations

  • Belittles you in public

  • Avoids difficult decisions

  • Demands unreasonably long hours
A number of the people who comment on James's taxonomy say he has left out the boss who is a bully, and offer suggestions for how an organization should address bullying behavior. An earlier post on dealing with workplace bullies is here.


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