Chapter 10. You Can Learn a Lot from Dealing with a Bad Boss

Ever had a bad boss? If the answer is yes, consider yourself lucky. Believe it or not, you learn a great deal from having to deal with a bad boss for a short period of time. However, that’s the key: short periods. While long stretches will grind you down, a stint of a year or less can function like a corporate boot camp, equipping you with an arsenal of tools for dealing with future bad behavior from bosses, colleagues, and others. It can even help you become a better boss yourself, not only by giving you the experience of managing tricky characters at close range, but by giving you a clear sense of behaviors to avoid once you are in charge.

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