The diary of an employee with a tough boss may look like: "Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day!" A tough boss can be both good and bad for us.
On one hand there can be nothing more disappointing in a workplace than a discouraging and intimidating boss who can't trust and on the other hand there cannot be less a lenient one from whom you cannot learn!
A tough boss may be perceived like someone who is more demanding, challenging and a deadline bound. Working with a tough boss, can make us grow as professionals and make us more resilient as a person. He/she may give you rounds of feedback on an assignment to the point where it could frustrate you. What one needs to understand is, if the rounds of feedback are the step towards improvement in work that might help you learn. But if you perceive rounds of feedback are to harass you then this would be the time to re-think, either about your boss or yourself.
You may take these steps to restructure the reality clogging your emotions:
You could also ponder on the ways to handle your boss:
"She had become so cold overnight, I couldn't believe she wasn't coming back this time. I didn't know what to do, what to say to make things okay anymore. If only I could say the right things maybe Preeti would have stayed."
With this book, we bring you several real stories. Few are a reflection of first-hand or vicarious experiences, others are inspired by break up cases helped by the counsellors at BetterLYF.
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