I feel like my boss doesn’t respect me. What can I do? Lisa asks, Mishu answers.

I feel like my boss doesn’t respect me. What can I do? Lisa asks, Mishu answers.

Lisa: My solution to everything is #FOCUS. FOCUS on your goals. FOCUS on what you need to do reach them. Do that, and don’t sweat the rest. Am I right?


The Inside Story

According to some studies, over 50% of people do not feel respected by their leaders or managers at work. It can be frustrating if you feel like your boss doesn’t respect you. It can also be humiliating, damage your self-esteem, and make you stressed.  In fact, people cite not being respected as their biggest problem at work. What can you do about it if you feel like your boss doesn’t respect you?

Dealing with Boss Troubles

Sometimes – even most of the time – when you get a sense that your boss doesn’t respect you it is not about you at all, but about your boss, their own issues, or bad management. In this case, there’s not much you can do aside from changing jobs. Or it could be about you and how your boss perceives you. Or it could be a combination of both. But there’s no way for you to know that, and…

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All you can do is do what Mishu does — Focus on yourself, focus on your own actions, focus on what you want out of your job and your career, and focus on what you need to do to get there. As long as you keep your eye and mind on the right things, the rest will fall into place. Or it won’t, but there  are some things that are beyond your control.

Other common advice on work and getting your boss to respect you includes things like taking care of your physical needs (sleep, exercise, nutrition), finding meaning in your work, and adopting an attitude of always trying to improve yourself, regardless of what others think.

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