I’ve mentioned before that Women’s Lifestyle magazines (see this post inspired by Shape Magazine) are beginning to include how to have a healthy career right next to the latest workout and eating trends. The advice isn’t just for women.

Self Magazine is no exception. They recently featured an article on bad bosses and how to stay on their good side.

Their go-to expert is Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things That Drive Your Boss Crazy. She suggests enlisting co-workers for help and to watch your back. This is excellent advice, but you must choose your confidants carefully. You should choose to include those who have taken an interest in you already. Ones you have already gone to lunch with or taken a brief break. They don’t need to be your best friend, but you need to know you can trust them.

Bruzzese next encourages you to find a mentor. This person can be in your company or outside it, your age or older. Don’t discount those in the same organizational place as you. They have a different perspective. Find out what professional publications your mentor reads and how they stay current on trends that affect your position or industry.

For more excellent tips on working with various kinds of bosses, read the full article from Self Magazine here.

How have you handled less than wonderful working conditions or bosses?

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