Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where for whatever reason your boss is intimidated by you. There are many reasons this can occur; everything from insecurity, their past, short man/woman syndrome, fear, something you said, something you did, pride and the list goes on and on. What are you supposed to do when you find yourself in this perplexing situation?
- 1. Make Your Boss Feel Nice and Comfy: You go out of your way to submit, not to challenge, not to overshadow, overly compliment and stay behind the scenes and be as supportive as possible.
- 2. Stand Your Ground: I’m not referring to the stand your ground gun law, I’m referring to just do what you do and how you do it best. Lead with integrity and don’t try to control or worry about your boss’ insecurity and intimidation issues. Hope and pray for a breakthrough, a change of perspective and a change for the best.
- 3. Get To Stepping: If you’ve tried both #1 and #2 and have come to the realization that the way your boss thinks and feels about you isn’t going to change. It’s time you get to stepping. Your willingness to get to stepping may just allow you to step into an opportunity where your boss isn’t intimidated by you, welcomes your contributions and it may also be the catalyst that helps your former boss face their insecurities head on.