Keep in mind that it is impossible to have perfect bosses
who will not fall short of their teams' expectations from time to time.
We are supposed to be the threat that keeps politicians in place, the bogeyman that keeps them awake at night, the micromanaging bosses
that watch their every move.
While the public's acceptance of women as bosses
(including those who prefer a female boss or say they have no gender preference) has been at the majority level since the early 1990s, change has been slow in workplaces.
make their employees feel that what they do will benefit them as much as it does the company.
' contributions began before their protege started the international assignment.
think: Inappropriate language, reflects a lack of judgment.
They also observe that the worst bosses
are unlikely to be retained.
There are "Bosses
from Hell" just as there are problematic employees (and clients).
Too many bosses
fail to consider how their behavior affects employees, and instead of being viewed as a compassionate, capable leader, they wind up being categorized as destructive, incompetent jerks that no one wants to work for.
and supervisors are not from another world, though some people are overawed by them as they consider them to be demigods.
Chapter six gives good advice on how workers can effectively use various types of power to their advantage in dealing with their bosses
. "This is the real power--the power of the right attitude to approach conflict with professionalism." Chapter nine explains the G.R.A.C.E.
Good relationship can be built up if the bosses
socialise with the staff outside office hours from time to time.