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What to Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Like You

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Tackling Trust Issues

It is quite possible that certain employees are not trusted by the manager, and there is a lack of confidence in their abilities. The employees are given lower-quality work or are micro-managed.

To rehabilitate the bosses trust, one has to first clarify the expect...

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  • Once there is clarity, one needs to enhance the bosses perception about being competent, reliable and trustworthy. Playing on one’s strengths while correcting the weak areas is a good initial strategy.
  • Have frequent check-ins to ensure there is no derailment, or to make any course ...

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  • Do not protest if you still get lower-quality work, as it may lead to the boss believing that you should not be given higher-quality work, just like before.
  • Be transparent and forthcoming and the work with your boss rather than providing them with bad news at the last moment.
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Watch the level of eye contact to understand if there is a likeability problem between you and your boss. It is possible that your boss may not like you, or not relate to you, which is quite common.

Communication is key here, and one can find the areas th...

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  • Using palm gestures at navel height creates an unconscious connection between humans, according to a leading body language expert.
  • This is because the region around our navel is a ‘truthplane’ and demonstrates that you are safe and trustworthy, with nothing to hid...

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Humans have a negative bias and tend to create or personalize any problem even when there are many factors that are not in one’s knowledge.

Do not be a leech just because you have this hunch that the boss doesn’t like you. It also not a good idea to complain or gossip abou...

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Work towards developing and strengthening your relationship with your subordinates, peers and colleagues.

Your boss will not be able to maintain a poor image of you when there are many who speak good about you. Invest in building deep professional relationships instead of...

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