Almost any boss can be angry from time to time, but when your boss is consistently angry, your job can become pretty intolerable. This week on Intolerable Bosses, we expose the Angry Boss and explore how you can survive!
Just like Peter Parker’s Boss on the old Spiderman cartoons, an Angry Boss can be characterized by looking unprofessional, operating in incivility, doing it consistently and hurting others to cover up their own fear. These are behaviours that they have learned, unfortunately, you might be one of the unfortunate ones that have to work for them.
What options do employees have to survive an Angry Boss? On this episode, Certified Executive Coach Terry Lipovski offer 7 great suggestions to survive and thrive, even if you happen to work for J. Jonah Jameson.
Pro Tips to Survive an Angry Boss
1. Resist Knee Jerk Reactions and use the STOP Acronym
3. Acknowledge your boss
5. Apologize, if appropriate.
6. Offer to help.
7. Get Help or Get Out if it get’s toxic.
Want all the lovely details for each of these tips? Listen to this episode now!.
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Want to cultivate a strong team that trusts and supports each other? Then don’t miss this episode where we pick the brain of David Saxe, North America’s Teamwork Architect!
Based equally out of both Ontario and Florida, David Saxe is the President of Next Level Business Planning, a Team Building and Organizational Planning Consultancy that serves organizations across North America. Next Level strengthens organizations by unleashing the power of their leadership team and helping them focus on vision, alignment, traction and execution to drive profits and achieve results.
“Unleash the power of your leadership team”
This powerful shift in team dynamics is accomplished by implementing a set of powerful tools; focusing on setting and achieving corporate goals; improving the culture of your organization and identifying and permanently solving the issues getting in the way of success. This results in a cohesive leadership team focused on increasing profits, achieving goals and results, creating a fun place to work and maximizing corporate profits and business value.
“Share the insomnia”
Listen to Inspiring Leaders now to learn valuable lessons in team building.
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“The best insights come from asking the right questions”
If you lead people within an organization, you should hear David Coletto’s perspectives. Why? Because, we all need to better understand Generational Change and the impact it is having on our organizations. And who better to learn from than a Millennial and Researcher who investigates the impact of generational change on organizations?
“Don’t assume anything - get data”
Dr. David Coletto is CEO and a Founding Partner at Abacus Data. He has a PhD in Political Science, he is an adjunct professor at Carleton University and a highly sought after public speaker on generational change and public affairs. David leads Abacus Data’s team of research consultants and strategists, delivering strategic advice and research design expertise to some of Canada’s leading corporations, advocacy groups, and political leaders. Dr. Coletto has over eight years experience working in the marketing research industry and is an industry leader in online research, corporate and organizational reputation studies, and youth research. His company, Abacus Data, is a full-service market research and strategy firm, and the only firm in Canada that helps business leaders respond to the unprecedented impact of generational and technological change.
Be smart. Tune in now to hear Dr. David Coletto’s valuable insights and perspectives on the new generation of employees that are already impacting your organization, this week on the Inspiring Leaders Podcast.
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Allan Brown and his wife are “Digital Nomads”. They are constantly on the go, travelling the globe and living in different countries. Together, they founded Compasio in 2006 to facilitate a vision of loving, protecting and empowering some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Allan's vision is to see Compasio doing what it does in a very thought-out and effective way, and he is delivering on that vision in a very real way.
“While a good heart is a good start, great ideas with not well thought out plans can create damage”
Allan also has a particular passion for helping families in crisis stay together and empowering nationals to lead the charge. After 13 years of field work in Myanmar, Burma and Thailand, he and his family have re-located to Mexico with hopes of expanding Compasio's work into Latin America.
“We have to start thinking about how we can bring about the greatest amount of impact in a sustainable way”
Allan loves to change things for the better. He's a strategic problem solver. His entrepreneurial tendencies began in the high-tech world as a consultant and business owner followed by a life-changing move into international development. He speaks three languages comfortably and has over 15 years experience working with and building cross-cultural teams. He is passionate about seeing development done in a sustainable, healthy and empowering way. That is why Allan is re-imagining Compasio 2.0 as a global community that connects the knowledge gaps for people in disadvantaged countries around the world. With new thinking and renewed passion, Allan Brown is making this big ball called Earth a better place, and we can all help and learn from his dream.
“Ask yourself: What is it that I am doing that I could be doing better”
If you or your organization want to be more thoughtful about leading change, or if you want to join Allan’s cause in making this world a better place, don’t miss the great perspectives and best practices that Allan Brown describes on this week’s episode of Inspiring Leaders.
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"Don't confuse confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is being full of yourself, feeling you're always right, and believing your accomplishments or abilities make you better than other people. People often believe arrogance is excessive confidence, but it's really a lack of confidence." - Christie Hartman
It’s safe to say that an Arrogant Boss is someone who wants to take control and lead through a display of superiority and overbearing. This is the opposite of authentic leadership, where people are willing to follow you. People only follow Arrogant Leaders because they feel that they need to.
Arrogance can arise with people who are promoted into positions of authority based on their technical skill and expertise, but these people either lack the skills to earn respect using effective people skills, like listening, patience and concern for the well-being of others.
It’s unfortunate because an Arrogant Boss can really demoralize their team. And unlike many of the other Intolerable Bosses that we’ve exposed on this show previously, this one doesn’t single out just a few people on their team like the Favouritism Boss or Fear Monger. An Arrogant Boss almost always leaves a huge wake of devastation behind them. leaving everyone feeling like they are undervalued and disrespected. An Arrogant Boss is a Culture Killer for sure.
Six Tips To Survive An Arrogant Boss:
1. Know you are under the microscope and get a thick skin.
2. Get to know your Corporate Culture
3. File a Group Complaint
4. File an Individual Complaint
5. Get out.
Want all the details for each specific tip? Tune into the show to hear all the advice that’s fit to save your skin!
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