Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Deal with Hostile Bosses

In case you’re not familiar (is that possible?), Monster.com is a global online employment site for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. It also happens to be how I found my job at Root. Anyway, on their worldwide network, Monster sees 7,900 job searches conducted per minute. Yes, MINUTE. As in about 132 job searches every second of every day. That’s a lot of job searching.

As we know, the number one reason people leave their jobs is because they have a bad relationship with their boss. I wonder how many of those people are on there looking around because they’re trying to escape a hostile boss. In my book, TheUnbossy Boss, I talk a lot about bad bosses, reasons people are bad bosses, and how not to be one. And this new Monster.com article looks at some great ways to deal with the ultimate bad boss, one that is hostile. Among other things, it says, “…employees feel less like victims if they return the hostility directed at them.” I’m not sure that I agree with responding to hostility with hostility, but that’s a whole other blog.

Check out what I have to say about communication being a key tool in dealing with a hostile boss. I even give you a line you can use verbatim! You’re welcome.


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