The Stressed Manager
The relationship is the key; you can manage your relationship, but you’re not actually going to manage your manager.
You and your manager jointly manage the relationship you share. We all manage relationships with other people. We have to do that, because we interact with a lot of different people and those relationships need attention — and intention — to thrive.We manage our relationships by paying attention to the needs, concerns, sensitivities and preferences of the people we interact with frequently.
If you want to learn from difficult experiences you’ve had, you have to see your part in whatever caused you pain. If you don’t see your part, you will not be able to change anything when the same circumstances show up again.