Good Boss, Bad Boss

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Do you do as you are asked with a good attitude and with all respect-- not only to those who are "good," but also to those who are unreasonable?

Do as you are asked with a good attitude and with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. You may be ready to bolt or disobey or blow off the boss . . .

But hang in there!

Give your boss the benefit of the doubt. You may be unaware of what kind of pressure your boss is under, either at work or at home.

For your own good–now and in the future–take a deep breath, put on a bigger smile, and double your efforts. Make a confidential list of your boss’s bad behavior, and then a list or your good antidote responses. For example, your boss has a bad temper – so you avoid contact during blow-ups.

Do your work heartily; look out for your boss’s interests, and help your boss succeed without compromising your integrity or honesty.

If you are blessed with a good boss, be joyful.

Let the positive energy of a good thing flow into and through everything you do. Then you can go the extra mile, maybe two. Share your appreciation and encouragement with your boss.

Tips for staying on the right track:

• Focus on doing a great job – not the great boss.

• Be careful not to take advantage of a great situation:

• Appreciate, but do not promote, your boss with others.

• Avoid taking up battles on behalf of your boss

Make a list of those qualities you appreciate about your boss. What can you learn from them? How does he/she do what they do so well?  As opportunity provides and as is appropriate, ask your boss to mentor you in these areas.

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