Imagine having no nerves, no matter who you’re dealing with. Stop missing out on the wonderful opportunities and experiences that await you. ——- Mark & Laura are on a mission to help you increase your confidence and grow your happiness by simplifying your life.
Picture feeling an important member of the group, socially and at work.
In the previous piece about being assertive with people who intimidate you, we talked about clarifying your values, starting small and shifting your thinking about the intimidating person.
That is, we can change our perception of the person, so we no longer feel intimidated by them. Today, we’re talking about other tools you can use.
Learning how to deal or manage your boss is a significant and transferable skill, and will indefinitely decide how far you progress.
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that all bosses in the world fall only into these 5 categories, but if yours does, I have suggestions on how you can stay in the organization.
You’re quiet and don’t speak up to avoid being attacked. This person might even be a subordinate – somebody who works for you (believe me, this happens more than you might think.) You probably sense a lack of ‘parity’– that you don’t have the right to engage with this person at the same level.
Sometimes we find them intimidating because these individuals dominate the conversation, express their opinions as facts and expect others to back down, she said.The less reactive you are to provocations, the more you can use your better judgment to handle the challenge.When you feel upset with or challenged by someone, before you say or do something you might later regret, take a deep breath and count slowly to ten.My years of experience working for a financial company have led me to face many types of bosses.Some were very hard to deal with, but I was fortunate that I had mostly good ones to look after me.Recommended Reading: 8 (Legit) Ways To Impress Your Boss Bosses (not leaders – there is a difference) are humans too and they have their preferences and dislikes and if you play your cards well, you will be able to work not only for them, but also with them.