Weasel Management: 5 Links

Topics: HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing


Here are some great resources if you are dealing with Weasels, especially at work.

The Narcissistic Boss
by Mark Banschick M.D. in Psychology Today

Narcissistic people will undermine others they believe pose a threat to their position. If you are truly talented, be careful; you may need to find a way out and consider looking for a new job.

8 Ways to Handle a Narcissist
by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D in Psychology Today.

Not all narcissists are created alike, so the way you choose to handle one in your life should be based on which type you’re dealing with.

How to Deal with the Narcissistic in Your Life
by Jeffrey Kluger for the Huffington Post

Narcissists are the kudzu of the human condition — a rapidly proliferating species that shows up anywhere, thrives everywhere and resists all attempts to wipe them out. There are a lot of reasons for that: They’re charismatic, articulate and often brilliant. They have the power to charm the pants off of you — sometimes literally — which means they breed a lot, leaving plenty of little narcissists behind. (And yes, there’s a genetic component to the condition.)

What this means is that you are all but certain to encounter narcissists, at any given time, on any given day. The question is how to deal with them.

Tips for Handling a Narcissistic Boss
by Jacquelyn Smith for Business Insider

“Working for a narcissistic boss is like riding a wild rollercoaster while being blindfolded,” says Teri Hockett, chief executive of What’s For Work?, a career site for women. “You can be the golden child one moment and the next you are receiving all the blame.”

Managing the Narcissistic Boss
by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. for the High Conflict Institute

Analyze your realistic options. It helps to write down what has happened, to help you get perspective and take it less personally. Then write down what your options are: get a different job at a different company; get a different position at the same company; talk to someone else about strategies for dealing with this boss (human resources, ombudsperson, his or her supervisor, etc.); study your companies’ policy on bullying; etc. Knowing you have options will make you much stronger in the face of someone else’s ridiculous behavior. Just avoid direct confrontation, which is tempting when you feel stronger.


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