March 9, 2017
In an article published by the New York Post on March 8, 2017, Shani Magosky offers guidance on working with bad bosses and notes the role that bad bosses had in launching The Better Boss Project. “While you can try to influence the relationship you have with a bad boss, you cannot change another person. The only thing you can control is your own reactions and behaviors,” said Magosky. She advised that, while it’s admirable to try to fix the problem, especially if you like your job, sometimes the only option is to cut your losses and move on.
“A good way to start this process is by subtly reaching out to contacts and becoming more active in social media networks in the industry,” she added. “While it can be hard to take steps to get out of a situation with a difficult boss, it is important to remember that you have options. Don’t get stuck working for a truly bad boss – there are always other options to explore.”
“In the meantime, finding a coping mechanism to get through tough days can be a big help, such as talking to a trusted colleague or focusing on what you like about the job to maximize your experience while still there.”
The Better Boss Project was inspired by Shani’s many years of working for great, average and bad bosses – as well as hindsight from her own experiences as a good and not-so-good boss at times. Our goal and guidance for making bosses better (as well as their companies, departments and teams) is an extension of these experiences. from these experiences.
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