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BSS: Manage Your Boss by Patrick Forsyth

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Dealing With Serious Problems

There are interpersonal problems that are so grave that they negate the whole boss/subordinate relationship. These include bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination of any kind (racial, age, gender, religious ...) from your boss or others, and all must be addressed very seriously.

•   Firstly, check – and check very carefully – that your worst fears are true and that what is happening cannot be any kind of misunderstanding. Do this objectively; it is very easy to find you are being somewhat paranoid about something about which you are sensitive or about which perhaps you have had, or know of, similar problems in the past. Keep an open mind while you do this thinking and checking and involve your organization’s ...

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