“If life does not offer you the kind of game that is worth playing, then invent your own game. Be your own boss!”– Mary Bosiu
The workplace is where most professionals perform their jobs and work towards attaining common goals and shared company objectives. But what if the professional people in your workplace become ‘personal’? Or worst, what would you do when your boss hates you?
Adv. Mary Bosiu, motivational speaker, coach, trainer, and author of three inspirational books (one of those is the Amazon Bestselling ‘Success Fundamentals Vol. II: Nuggets & Pearls of Wisdom to Help You Pump the Greatness in You!’), shared her key thoughts on what to avoid when trapped into a hostile work environment with HR Future Magazine.
HR Future Magazine features editorial that helps companies recruit, remunerate, lead, train, educate, develop, manage and retain the most appropriate talent for sustainability and growth into the future.
In her article that aims to help work professionals, Mary Bosiu shared key ideas on when you find yourself working in a hostile working environment. These are:
- Don’t sulk, don’t sabotage.
- Say “No” to the complaining spirit.
- Don’t be owned by your smart phone.
- Avoid drinking at official events.
She additionally shared practical ways to boost positive attitudes and relationships with superiors and how to untangle yourself from a hostile work environment.
- Identify the cause of the dislike.
- Appreciate your boss.
- Have a positive attitude.
- Commit to your commitments.
- Remember why you are there.
But, at the end of the day, according to Mary, it is truly not about your boss; it’s about you. To thrive and survive in the workplace, you owe it yourself to brand and conduct yourself in a positive manner. And, if your boss still doesn’t like you, then consider moving on as it is up to you to design your own happiness. Work, not in a hostile workplace, but in a healthier place.
Mary advises, “Don’t allow the eagerness to be praised by other people, your boss included, to get into your space. Get the applause from within. Should any other person applaud you, consider that as a cherry on top of your very own cake.”
Read and learn what to do when the boss hates you HERE.
Thank you for sharing your nuggets and pearls of wisdom to professionals, Mary!
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