How to handle intimidating boss
Here’s how to handle even the most intimidating individuals. Is there an underlying fear or limiting belief about yourself that’s actually in play?
And, is there a pattern in the type of people who intimidate you?
In his book, , Gay Hendricks describes the “zone of genius” as the place where your greatest passion and your innate gifts meet.
Your zone isn’t just about what you’re decent, good, or even excellent at—your zone is where you thrive and shine. What unique power and talents do you bring to the table?
While this doesn’t excuse their behaviors, tapping into this perspective can empower you to communicate without fear and not take their behavior personally.Likewise, if we go into a conversation with someone by whom we feel intimidated just because of their position, believing we are superior to them at something, automatically raises us to a peer level. Even with their level of education and college degree on the wall, they don’t have the expertise you have in your field.Therefore, this makes you superior to them in this area and a peer of them in your organization. Skip Weisman, The Leadership & Workplace Communication Expert, works with small business owners to help them lead their employees from drama & defensiveness to ownership & initiative.Feeling misunderstood or a sense of powerlessness can rear its ugly head when someone else unapologetically takes charge of a situation.What stories are you telling yourself about this person? You may find that underneath their scary exterior, there’s a person. Recognize your similarities rather than focusing on your perceived differences.