All bosses have a go-to guy (or girl) in the office. That’s just a fact of life. However, the Know-It-All lets this position of power get into their head, and does more than actual work.
Before you blow up at them for talking over you in yet another meeting, remember they probably have confidence issues. “Go for meetings prepared with facts in writing, so if the Know-It-All doesn’t let you get a word in, you have something in writing to share with the team,” says career coach and author Nancy Collamer. “The better prepared you are, the less room there will be for the Know-It-All to commandeer the discussion.”