We all have our good and great days, but also, the not so cool, really bad days. But as bosses or managers, we have the responsibility to act differently and, let’s say, at a higher level when it’s our times to deal with these unwanted moments.
Here are some recommendation you can follow to learn and act properly when we have to manage other people:
While there may be times you need to get something off your chest, try to limit that venting to a carefully selected group of trusted colleagues or friends. You may be frustrated or upset, but as the saying goes, “Never let them see you sweat.” It’ll make for less bad days for you in the long run.
Do: Distract Yourself
Keep an arsenal of laughter-inducing material readily bookmarked on your computer or phone, and don’t be afraid to use it when a bad day pays a visit to your cubicle
One of the tricky things about being a leader is knowing how to react appropriately to any given office situation. Find a middle ground between how you’d like to act (punching in your office wall) and the exact opposite (having a dance party on your desk), and chances are you’ll avoid embarrassing yourself in front of millions of people, especially your colleagues.
Do: Pack It Up
Sometimes, there’s nothing to do about a bad day other than surrender to it. So, if you’re in a position to throw in the towel for the day don’t be afraid to say uncle, and make a beeline home.Complete Article How to Survive a Bad Day When You’re the Boss By Jennifer Winter