5 TIPS TO STAND UP TO A BULLY BOSS

The Courier-Mail - Career One - - News & Advice - SOURCE: KAREN GATELY

1 BE PRE­PARED

Think about what you need to say and how. Ask for the ad­vice and sup­port you need from other lead­ers, HR peo­ple or your col­leagues. Be pre­pared for how your boss may re­spond and con­sider how you will deal with it.

2 HOLD THEM AC­COUNT­ABLE

Act with con­vic­tion. There is no ex­cuse or jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for bul­ly­ing re­gard­less of who you are and the role you play so take a firm stand and speak with con­fi­dence when you ask your boss to take re­spon­si­bil­ity.

3 TAR­GET AWARE­NESS

Some peo­ple don’t ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­tent to which their be­hav­iour neg­a­tively af­fects oth­ers. Help your boss un­der­stand why their be­hav­iour mat­ters and what they should do dif­fer­ently.

4BE CON­STRUC­TIVE

Match­ing a bully’s be­hav­iour is nei­ther pro­duc­tive nor ef­fec­tive. Main­tain your own be­hav­iour at a stan­dard you can be proud of.

5BE HON­EST

Be will­ing to talk openly about your mo­ti­va­tions for rais­ing the is­sue and the out­come you want to see.

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