9 Types of Bad Bosses, and How to Handle Them
5. She Makes Everything a Fire Drill
A good boss helps tamp down drama, not create it. And the effect of a manager who loves assigning stuff due “yesterday” is
a staff that can no longer tell what’s truly urgent—and will act as such.
How to manage her: If you can get one step ahead of her tizzies, you’ll go far. That means understanding her triggers. Maybe she always freaks at the end of the month when earnings are posted, or before a weekly meeting with her demanding manager. Ask her to help you rank the priorities of what she needs from you each week … and get it in email. Then you’ll at least have an explanation of why you did what you did the next time she flies into a four-alarm tantrum.
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