How To Deal With A Boss Who Plays Favorites

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The writer gives helpful suggestions on how to deal with suspected favortism from a boss or leader in a work situation. One of the main points the author makes is for the employee who suspects the differential treatment, to access their own work performance. The author also suggests maintaining professionalism and perhaps consulting with a third party in confidence to assist with the matter.

Key Takeaways:

  • Yep, your boss clearly has a favorite. These tips can help keep your career moving forward when that favorite isn’t you.
  • You can also choose to address the issue directly with your boss to get his or her feedback. Focus the conversation on how you can improve your performance, Sucher says.
  • You cannot control the actions of your boss; you can only control your reaction to him or her,” says Sucher

“Instead of concerning yourself with your boss’s feelings about you relative to your coworkers, concentrate your energy on what actually matters—the work you do.”

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