There are a lot of situations that can cross boundaries at work: people not showing respect, things of importance to you being ignored by others, compensation that does not reflect the value of your output, disregard of your mental and physical health by unreasonable demands and constant stress or a dysfunctional culture that hampers productivity.
There are also many ways to communicate and set your boundaries when you need to. It is best to find your own way to do so, a way that aligns with your values and style. A few things to keep in mind as you set boundaries:
• respond calmly rather than react emotionally
• use your emotional intelligence
• think things out, especially possible outcomes and how you will deal with them
• wait until you are ready and can do your best.
Check out the animated video, How To Deal With A Bully Boss on the Resources page of my new website.
You owe it to yourself to know when it is time to say “Enough!”. Doing so is essential to creating a fulfilling career.
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