But it is not only a bad boss who can make you miserable.
What about your colleagues? How do you work with a colleague who is a jerk?
Dave Kerpen tells us how. Kerpen, whose career tips I have featured in this space before, is a LinkedIn "influencer" and I have been "following" him for some time now. Today my Gmail in-box contained an alert about Kerpen's latest post, which offers, I think, sensible workplace advice.
Here are Kerpen's suggestions for making working with a jerk easier:
- Seek to understand where the jerk is coming from
- Shower the jerk with positivity
- Talk to others and consider your options
- Dave Kerpen has another thought-provoking column, this one published on the Inc. website. Check it out today: "How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously."