If a director finds themselves in a situation where their boss (often a higher-level executive or board member) appears to be sabotaging their work and initiatives, it can be a complex and delicate matter to address.
There are usually 2 situations my clients seek help for:
⛔ Dealing with a boss who's hindering their professional growth
⛔ Dealing with a boss who's sabotaging their initiatives and their effort to implement any changes
We're going to address the former today.
In most cases, the issue is usually in communication - perceived sabotage is actually a manifestation of misaligned expectations or visions.
If, however, it becomes clear that the boss's actions are genuinely malicious, it's crucial to prioritize your well-being and career.
Staying PROFESSIONAL and developing RESILIENCE are 2 very important things since such challenges can be emotionally draining. Engage in self-care, develop coping mechanisms, and remember that personal growth often comes from facing adversity.
Avoid letting emotions dictate your actions - avoid gossiping or bad-mouthing your boss, as this can come back to harm you.
Read more steps and considerations for navigating this challenging scenario below:
Work smarter not harder, and remember to ask for help before it becomes overwhelming.