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HOW TO TELL YOUR MANAGER THEY SUCK

Alexandria Joy - Monday, August 04, 2014
I love nothing more than working on the human side of business by helping ambitious leaders and business owners to manage their most important resource – their people.

But what do you do when you’re an employee and your boss is driving you nuts with their micro managing and tight leash and they don’t seem to ever let up and just let you get on with the job? If you’re suffering under a container manager then I have good news for you. Today’s how to episode was created especially for you. 

At UQ Power we believe it all starts with U, so how you negotiate, provide feedback and manage upwards is your responsibility. If you're at a loss and you just want to sack your boss then you'll love today's video where I share three ways to tell them that they suck...


Download the entire letter to the Container Manager visit www.uqpower.com.au/sack-your-boss
I bear no responsibility should you choose to use the letter and it doesn’t go as hoped but perhaps just reading it will help you gain clarity on what it is they are doing that gets you fired up so much. 

Now it’s your turn. What kind of managers that you have worked for drive you nuts? What are the things they do that frustrate you and leave you uninspired and demotivated? Share your thoughts with our community in the comments below.

Keep on building a life, business or career that plays to your unique strengths – the best thing you can do to change the world is to #startwithu.

Heidi Alexandra 
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Sue Painter commented on 05-Aug-2014 12:13 PM
Great 3 ways to take on your boss, Heidi. I don't have a boss - but I've sure had many in the past. Your take-aways are truly valuable.
Trudy Scott commented on 06-Aug-2014 04:11 AM
I don't have a boss anymore but would have loved this info when I did.

Good info for me as a business owner working with contractors and virtual staff - to let them know they can talk to me about issue they may have with me!
Heidi commented on 06-Aug-2014 06:56 PM
Sounds like you are both lucky ones Sue and Trudy being your own boss can have it's benefits - maybe sometimes we need to talk to ourselves as boss!!
However like you say these points can still apply with contractors and virtual staff.
Mary Ellen Miller commented on 08-Aug-2014 02:24 AM
Constructive criticism including the traffic light concept is fabulous! I think you letter concept is a good one. Love your SFX!
Viv Allanson commented on 10-Aug-2014 10:12 PM
That was great ...I'm going to show it to a new group I have started.."clinical Leaders". It will help them learn some new skills in managing up, as my dream is to turn them into mini CEO's.
Admin Tester commented on 10-Aug-2014 10:14 PM
Thanks so much for sharing this Viv - we hope your clinical leaders learn some valuable skills in managing up and what not to do when they become leaders!
Mira commented on 11-Aug-2014 01:34 AM
Wish I'd had this when I worked for a particular boss. It would have saved a lot of energy-drain and stress.
Mitch Tublin commented on 11-Aug-2014 01:42 PM
Heidi,
A well delivered message that anyone in this situation will be able to immediately implement
the method they feel will work best for them.
Tiffany deSilva commented on 13-Aug-2014 04:43 AM
Great tips for offering constructive feedback to your boss. Effective communication is key.

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