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Five Ways A Weak Manager Will Set You Up To Fail

Source | Forbes : By Liz Ryan

 

Most of us grew up drinking toxic lemonade.

We were not taught to pay attention to our five senses, but now we are learning that we must! We were taught to respect authority more than our own bodies. The training started when we were tiny kids.

We can look back now and see how many destructive things we learned from our elders. With luck we learned more valuable lessons, too!

Now we know that fear and trust are the two energy fields that flow through any workplace. If you’re good enough at your job or you catch the attention of higher-ups, a fearful manager above you won’t like it. He or she will make it very hard for you to succeed — or at least they’ll try.

You have a choice when you’re working under a fearful manager. You can jolly him or her along and help the fearful one become less skittish. You can partner up with him or her and let your manager see that you are happy to make him or her look good along the way to growing your flame.

If you don’t like that plan, you can leave the fearful manager and go to work for someone else — or go to work for yourself!

Once a fearful manager decides you are too hot to handle, he or she will try to trip you up. They’ll set you up to fail. Here are five ways your fearful manager might go about their plan to “cut you down to size”:

You have a choice when you’re working under a fearful manager. You can jolly him or her along and help the fearful one become less skittish. You can partner up with him or her and let your manager see that you are happy to make him or her look good along the way to growing your flame.

If you don’t like that plan, you can leave the fearful manager and go to work for someone else — or go to work for yourself!

Once a fearful manager decides you are too hot to handle, he or she will try to trip you up. They’ll set you up to fail. Here are five ways your fearful manager might go about their plan to “cut you down to size”:

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