5 kinds of difficult managers — and how to retrain them
from By Lisa Mulcahy
From June 26:
We all remember our favorite teachers in school — and those instructors we'd rather forget, too. Employees view their tough-to-deal-with superiors the same way, of course. A less-than-personable manager may be great for your company's bottom line in terms of achieving profit, but the way he or she deals with their team should be addressed. A difficult manager can sometimes have a long-lasting impact on your entire business. The good news is you can work with even a problematic manager once you understand the type of personality you're dealing with. Let's talk about some common tough manager types — and the smartest ways to collaborate with each type most fruitfully.
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