9 Types of Bad Bosses, and How to Handle Them
2. She Fails to Make You Feel Appreciated
Behind most good bosses is a good support team. Good superiors recognize that they’d be beyond stuck if their underlings abandoned
them. Bad ones have a bad habit of starving their subordinates of praise.
How to manage her: It’s never fun to fish for compliments, but asking for feedback is a necessary evil in this case. Try: “I’d really like to help make your job easier. Can you tell me how I’m doing that well—and how I could do it better?” And, never underestimate the power of complimenting her. We’re not saying like will always beget like, but propping her up may help her feel more confident—probably a key reason she’s not comfortable praising you in the first place.