What Will I Learn?
You’ll learn how to deal with each of the four types of bad boss - the Hippo, the Gorilla, the Snake, and the Ostrich
You’ll learn the three truths about managing up
How to approach your nightmare boss with the right mindset and how to develop new perspectives
How to identify the psychological games poor bosses play, the 'roles' they put you in, and how to step out of these destructive and unhelpful roles and games
Each of the four types of nightmare boss have different characteristics and demonstrate classic behaviours. We investigate how they give feedback, set objectives, what they are like in meetings, and how they behave under stress.
When you understand the three truths to managing up, you can change your mindset. This puts you in a much more empowered place – it will help you take personal responsibility and to drive constructive change.
Often what we think our boss wants is not really what he’s after! In this video class, Marie talks through an example of how a client didn’t give their boss the answer she was after, and how you can get beneath the surface to better understand what your boss really wants.
We use a model from transactional analysis to help you better understand relationship dynamics, and how certain roles are being played out in manager to direct report relationships. We show you how changing these roles will change how you are treated by your boss for the better.
We show you a second model to illustrate how dysfunctional interactions in relationships play out and why. Then we show you how to remove yourself from the dynamic by reframing your role. It’s a very handy tool for taking back personal responsibility and empowering yourself to improve relationships and your self esteem.
If you’ve an opposite-sex boss, you need to understand how certain behaviours (some of which maybe unconscious on your part) can threaten them – and the likely defence responds your boss will take. We show how women can emasculate men, and men can threaten women – and how to avoid it.
It’s not always possible to save every relationship. This exercise helps you weigh up the pros and cons of staying in your current job role, reporting to your current boss.
This video workshop has tools and techniques for dealing with the Hippo boss
In this online video class, we look at tips and advice for dealing with a Gorilla boss
In this video we look at tips, techniques and advice for dealing with the Snake boss
This video class gives you tips, techniques and advice on how to deal with an Ostrich boss
This final video workshop reviews what mindset, skill set and action set you’re going to embed going forward. The workshop also covers how to look after yourself, including coping strategies and how to build resilience.