31. Dealing with a Difficult Boss

  1. John A. Hoschette

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470530177.ch31

The Engineer's Career Guide

The Engineer's Career Guide

How to Cite

Hoschette, J. A. (2010) Dealing with a Difficult Boss, in The Engineer's Career Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470530177.ch31

Author Information

  1. Lockheed Martin, Eagan, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470503508

Online ISBN: 9780470530177



  • dealing with difficult boss - talking things out;
  • boss as micro-manager and micro-manage back;
  • involving boss early in decision-making process - getting boss making quick decisions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Effective Communication is Best

  • My Boss Is a Micro-Manager

  • Unable To Make a Decision

  • Cannot Stay Focused

  • Paralysis by Analysis

  • Takes Credit for All My Work

  • Know It All

  • Constantly Re-prioritizing My Work

  • Boss' Way or the Highway

  • My Boss Always Says the Opposite of What I Say

  • The Boss Has Favorites

  • The Boss Makes Decisions Without Consulting Me

  • Influencing Your Boss

  • Summary

  • Assignments and Discussion Topics

  • References