5 TIPS TO STAND UP TO A BULLY BOSS
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.
Matching a bully’s behaviour is neither productive nor effective. Maintain your own behaviour at a standard you can be proud of.
Be willing to talk openly about your motivations for raising the issue and the outcome you want to see.