Out smart your boss
Dr.SarmaApril-2-;2014
4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr
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Know before you get fired
People aspire to rise up the career ladder quickly
but it is said that faster you rise faster yo...
Symptom-1
• Boss starts avoiding you and finds excuse to cancel meetings
• If you are in his most trusted confidant list y...
Symptom-2
• When in wanted list you will be made star speaker or
presenter
• Your boss may even allow you to draft his spe...
Symptom-3
• When in favored list you will be wanted in every meeting that
your boss attends
• When out of demand your meet...
Symptom-4
• There would have been time when even international travels
in business class were encouraged by boss
• but whe...
Symptom-5
• Earlier the boss always talked you as the only completely
aligned guy around
• Suddenly he remembers performan...
Symptom-6
• You start getting nasty emails from the boss on trivial issues
• Auto reminder gets busy from the boss’s secre...
Symptom-7
• Boss starts tantrum in executive meting about things going
wrong
• He does not say directly but you know who h...
Symptom-8
• The boss who used to call you ten times in a day even after
office hours stops calls suddenly
• And he does no...
Symptom-9
• You start getting reminders from Boss’s secretary for
incomplete items from previous meetings
• you thought th...
Symptom-10
• Boss starts adding toughest goals to your Goals list and wants
immediate answer over mails
• He suddenly disc...
So what to do?
• You know the three envelop
story
• Start preparing 3 envelops
before your boss draws the
gun you shoot
4/...
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your boss is there not because of superior brain or wisdom. Especially when he is toxic and micro manages frustrates you with what you think as stupid instructions; puts you down and depresses you. steals credit for what you have done.

just be able to manage him Here are few valuable tips to outsmart your boss.How to get out of frustration of being underdog
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  1. 1. Out smart your boss Dr.SarmaApril-2-;2014 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 1
  2. 2. Know before you get fired People aspire to rise up the career ladder quickly but it is said that faster you rise faster you can fall However here are few symptoms that you must notice when things go wrong and your job may be at risk You can outsmart your boss before he fires you 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 2
  3. 3. Symptom-1 • Boss starts avoiding you and finds excuse to cancel meetings • If you are in his most trusted confidant list you will be spending a lot of time in meetings which he attends • The more you are seen with him people will perceive that you are the most trusted person of the boss • Alternatively when you are not wanted he will start sidelining you 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 3
  4. 4. Symptom-2 • When in wanted list you will be made star speaker or presenter • Your boss may even allow you to draft his speech , presentation etc • Once you are not wanted or fallout • you are either placed at bottom of the speaker list especially in employee meetings and at last minute for lack of time your presentation will be cancelled or curtailed 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 4
  5. 5. Symptom-3 • When in favored list you will be wanted in every meeting that your boss attends • When out of demand your meeting invites to important meetings that you were invitee in past stops coming • Boss’s Secretary tells that she forgot to invite you. • Suddenly the mailing list drops your id 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 5
  6. 6. Symptom-4 • There would have been time when even international travels in business class were encouraged by boss • but when you are sidelined You are asked questions about your travel expenses • and have to have approvals etc • by accounts department and the bills don’t get paid 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 6
  7. 7. Symptom-5 • Earlier the boss always talked you as the only completely aligned guy around • Suddenly he remembers performance reviews and sends you 8 things he wants to accomplish immediately • The very items were the most impossible things in the last few months you were grappling with They become high priority now for the boss • Your review meetings with boss get acrimonious 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 7
  8. 8. Symptom-6 • You start getting nasty emails from the boss on trivial issues • Auto reminder gets busy from the boss’s secretary • And you start spending more time to trace those missing emails. • How come he knows to remind you on those mails that you deleted • The presentations that were brilliant in the past now seem to have lots of issues • Especially he starts correcting the font, spellings in your slide deck and even questions the design being not in approved format 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 8
  9. 9. Symptom-7 • Boss starts tantrum in executive meting about things going wrong • He does not say directly but you know who he is targeting • You start getting the stick for things you never used to in the past • sales being low, no new business, margins not in target etc 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 9
  10. 10. Symptom-8 • The boss who used to call you ten times in a day even after office hours stops calls suddenly • And he does not return your calls 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 10
  11. 11. Symptom-9 • You start getting reminders from Boss’s secretary for incomplete items from previous meetings • you thought those were concluded items but suddenly your pending issues grow 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 11
  12. 12. Symptom-10 • Boss starts adding toughest goals to your Goals list and wants immediate answer over mails • He suddenly discovered the need for reviews and frequent reviews may be twice a week 4/20/2014dr.sarma/hr 12
  13. 13. So what to do? • You know the three envelop story • Start preparing 3 envelops before your boss draws the gun you shoot 4/20/2014Dr.sarma/hr 13

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