In the last few days, I have read quite a few stories about Bossholes and I keep wondering, is there another perspective on these situations? After all, I’m sure that there are a few people out there who might consider me to be a Bosshole but I don’t think I’m one.
I read one story about a Bosshole and it was clear to me from reading it that the person complaining was clearly in the wrong but she just didn’t get it. If I looked at the situation from her boss’s perspective then I could see why he did what he did. The thing is there are two sides to every story.
It’s much too easy to jump to the conclusion that your boss is a Bosshole when you don’t like what he or she did. I’m convinced that other than Mr. Wonderful, there aren’t many people who wake up every day wondering what new ways might they invent to torment their employees.
I don’t want to play a game of “blame the victim” but when you run into a Bosshole maybe you should look at the situation from his or her perspective. Maybe there are factors that you haven’t considered. Maybe your first perspective is flawed and you might benefit from changing it.
I don’t know. It’s worth a try and it seems to be working for me these days.