How to deal with a bullying boss

Nov 15 2007 by Brian Amble Print This Article

It's a depressing fact that we receive more questions to our Advice Clinic about how to deal with bad, bullying or just plain psychotic bosses than we do about any other single issue.

The latest real-life dilemma we address concerns someone whose boss is entertaining, persuasive and talented - but he is also a self-serving sociopath who deals ruthlessly with anyone who he perceives to be a threat.

So how can you deal with someone like this without becoming just another name on the list of ex-employees who tried to deal with the bully but failed?

Dan Bobinski has a great solution for anyone who finds themselves in this unpleasant situation. Essentially, he advocates a low-key mass mutiny - but one based on obsessive documentation and rigid objectivity.

It's tough advice to follow Ė but we've yet to hear better.