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3. Ask yourself if you’d be a jerk if you were your boss. Is your performance or behavior creating problems? Do what you can to improve yourself first.
4. Your manager may be a fish out of water. Most people are promoted because they are good technicians or best producers, not because they are good leaders. Practice tolerance and patience.
5. Your manager may lack leadership, communication and emotional intelligence skills necessary to be effective. You can’t change that, but you can choose to do your job well.
You can change how you see things and how you react. However, in some work situations it may take more than that. In that case, a change in where you work may be in order. If so, put together a plan and move on.
Life is too short to work for a jerk. You have options. First, in how you see it and react, and secondly in what you are going to do about it.
Dave Lindbeck, Business and Career Coach - InStep Coaching - Success strategies for professionals in Financial Services, Real Estate and Technology - Learn more @ www.instepcoaching.com Subscribe to the complimentary e-newsletter, The InStep Journal @ www.instepcoaching.com/instep_journal.htm - P.O. Box 7221 Phx, AZ 85011 (602) 277-5170