My presence is intimidating
Rather than doing your best to become teacher's pet, take the personal bit out of the equation and just become an ace employee.This has nothing to do with sucking up and everything to do with making the office run smoother and more competently.While some bosses might just be downright crazy, most of the time you get snapped at pushed too hard because of forces that are outside of your control.Career coach Ashley Stahl at career development site The Muse explained, "In some of those cases, her reaction will be warranted, but more often than not, her behavior will be the side effect of something else in her life.Warrell suggested, "If you’re doing the best job you can do, keep your head held high and don’t give him the satisfaction of pushing you about.Rather ask questions, seek to understand, and work to defuse a difficult situation instead of cowering or responding in anger." Either your boss has a valid point and their answers will help clarify that, or they might see the error in their harshness with your well pointed questions.
So here's how to walk that tricky line with 11 tips on how to handle having an intimidating boss.
If he tends to change his mind frequently, or is outright forgetful, be sure to document interactions so you can refer back to them if he ever contradicts himself." By doing this, you begin to make yourself indispensable.
While constantly being under-appreciated might inspire you to begin to slack, fight against it.
Stahl explained, "In order to come up with projects that truly make his or her heart sing, you must anticipate circumstances or projects that may present challenges in the near future.
What are your boss’ goals, priorities, and — most importantly — problems?
Business writer Margie Warrell at Forbes recommended, "If you know you have a boss who’s disorganized, then help him to be on top of things rather than whining about his lack of organizational skills.