I felt like I was speaking to a younger version of myself.
As a young executive in professional baseball, I often felt this way.
Here are nine signs your superior may not be, well, superior—and what do about it.
Feedback is a necessary food group in the office place. How to manage her: If she’s not forthcoming about why she’s not happy with you, you can take steps to prevent being berated.
If she still lights into you and you don’t know what you did to deserve it, take a deep breath and ask.
You might want to wait until her tirade is over and her mood improves, but a well-timed, “I’d like to understand where I fell short, so it doesn’t happen again. Good superiors recognize that they’d be beyond stuck if their underlings abandoned them.
I know it might be hard to believe, but almost everyone I know has had this kind of experience at some point in their career.This requires follow-up by HR and a manager/senior manager to ensure new supervisors and managers are successfully managing their people.They may have the technical skills but lack the interpersonal skills needed in today’s changing world.But the good news is—if you’re stuck under the thumb of a less-than-stellar superior—there are strategies for managing her particular strain of craziness.(For more on the importance of managing up, click here.)For expert advice, we spoke to Nicole Williams, Linked In’s connection director and author of “Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success,” and Leigh Steere, cofounder of Managing People Better, LLC, a research endeavor that studies differences in management styles.