How to dress to be intimidating

There's a time to hold back your words and a time to stand up for yourself, and sometimes you have to show them you're not a welcome mat — albeit tactfully and with respect, because yes, they're still you're employer.

While doing a good job might seem like the best way around a ruthlessly demanding boss, often times a stand-up performance won't do it.

More than anything, it’s important to realize that almost nothing in the workplace is truly personal." Whether they're over-stressed or the numbers aren't performing at work, chances are you're pushed hard for completely non-personal reasons.

(As in, she or he doesn't actually hate you.)While them seething at meetings might make you want to drink a whole bottle of wine after work, see their standards as motivation.

Warrell suggested, "If you’re doing the best job you can do, keep your head held high and don’t give him the satisfaction of pushing you about.

Rather ask questions, seek to understand, and work to defuse a difficult situation instead of cowering or responding in anger." Either your boss has a valid point and their answers will help clarify that, or they might see the error in their harshness with your well pointed questions.

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