Riveting Exchanges: Managing A Bad Boss To Your Own Advantage

On this week's edition of "Riveting Exchanges" on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, talk about bad bosses. Everyone has had a bad boss at one point or another, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you don't know how to communicate with them, or you're trying to get past an obstacle they have placed in front of you. Either way, different personalities and work styles often play a role.

Over the course of a three-part series, Andrea and Desiree will be digging into the types of bad bosses and circle back to give you practical advice on how to deal with these individuals. We often believe that the only way to solve the problem is to quit the job, but a bad boss can be turned to your own advantage. The ladies also talk about how to push back in appropriate and subtle ways, and also how you can be clever about the information you share with a boss who is trying to take credit for the work you have done. It is ultimately important not to become disgruntled but rather to keep building your reputation as a person of action.

"Even though you can be incredibly frustrated, once you become the person that's complaining, you can lose credibility." —Andrea Olson @pragmadik

Host, Andrea Olson

Host, Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson, the author of No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market Manufacturing and The Customer Missionis inspiring and educating industrial business leaders on how to transform their approach to marketing, technology, and communications. With 22-years of experience, the four-time ADDY® Award-winner is currently the CEO of Pragmadik and a board member of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition.

For more information on Olson's book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit pragmadik.com, nodisruptions.com, and thecustomermission.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
Desiree Grace

Host, Desiree Grace

As the Vice President of Channel Development and Operations at Eaton Corporation, Desiree Grace is responsible for channel sales execution, programs, and operations for North America in the Utility vertical— a business unit of over $300 million in revenue. 
For over 20 years, Desiree has excelled in cultivating lasting relationships. She is passionate about equipping teams with the best tools to become senior sales and marketing leaders, with a track record of working outside traditional sales and marketing roles to advance the goals of the entire organization, especially in areas of human resources, operations, financing, and accounting. Desiree is also an adjunct faculty member in the Business Administration department at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she has been teaching marketing courses since 2002.

Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.