Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?
One of the most important things you can do in this situation is take care of yourself.
At the same time, you need to figure out how to work effectively. When dealing with a narcissist, flattery will get you everywhere.
You may not learn how to be a good boss from your self-obsessed manager, but “many productive narcissists can teach you a lot,” says Maccoby. Watch and learn. Distinguish between his bad behaviors and more admirable skills.
Here are seven things that passive-aggressive employees do. 1. They Manipulate Others into Doing Their Work 2. They are Inefficient on Purpose 3. They Avoid Confrontation at All Costs 4. They Exhibit Learned Helplessness 5. They Seek Revenge 6. They Backstab One Another 7. They Say Yes Even When They Mean No Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading
There’s a lot to be said for the old saying, “One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel.” Not only is that true for fruit, but it holds a lot of merit in the workplace. Just one malicious employee among the ranks can wreak havoc on your company culture. Toxic employees have an unhealthy ripple effect …Continue reading
As a matter of fact, lots of employees identified as high potentials early in their career fall out along the way. Why? Rarely do people fail due to some technical deficiency—not being a good enough programmer or being an average accountant. My take: they lack the ability to create followership. The ability for a high-pot … Continue reading
Listed below, according to the ERC study, are the five most frequently observed unethical behaviors in the U.S. workplace. 1. Misusing company time Whether it is covering for someone who shows up late or altering a time sheet, misusing company time tops the list. This category includes knowing that one of your co-workers is conducting … Continue reading
If you are struggling to maintain your sanity in a workplace filled with coworkers who may be annoying, depressing, or downright rude to you, below are seven tips to make your 9-5 a little more bearable. 1.Keep Calm. 2.Relocate. 3.Work from home. 4.Try a different schedule. 5.Dress in power suits. 6.Kill Them with Kindness. 7.If … Continue reading
Although surveys show that people consider it more psychologically harmful to be harassed than ignored, workplace ostracism turns out to have a bigger impact than harassment, doing greater harm to employees’ well-being and causing greater job turnover, says a team led by Jane O’Reilly of the University of Ottawa. Ostracism is also more common: Of … Continue reading
Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities. But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved. So, why do we automatically blame our coworkers? Chalk it up to psychology and organizational politics, which cause … Continue reading