An intimidating boss

One of their greatest gifts is the ability to neutralize toxic people—even those they report to. It requires a great deal of emotional intelligence, a skill that top performers rely on.

While the best option when you have a bad boss is to seek other employment, this isn’t always possible.

Don’t allow your boss’ obsession with details to create feelings of inadequacy as this will only lead to further stress and underperformance.

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An intimidating boss

Even more troubling is the number of bad bosses out there.

Gallup research found that 60% of government workers are miserable because of bad bosses.

Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success.

Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating unnecessary stress.

When asked where they should focus their efforts, managers overwhelmingly say, “Bringing in the numbers”; yet, they are most often fired for poor people skills.

Talent Smart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

In another study 69% of US workers compared bosses with too much power to toddlers with too much power. Significant percentages of US workers describe their bosses as follows: Most bosses aren’t surprised by these statistics.

A DDI study found that 64% of managers admit that they need to work on their management skills.

He can’t make tough decisions involving employees or even fire those who need to be fired (unless he doesn’t like them). How to neutralize an inappropriate buddy: The most important thing to do with this type of boss is to learn to set firm boundaries. By consciously and proactively establishing a boundary, you can take control of the situation.

For example, you can remain friendly with your boss throughout the day but still not be afraid to say no to drinks after work.

The Inappropriate Buddy This is the boss who’s too friendly, and not in the fun, team-building sort of way.

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