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Your Boss Plays Favorites: Now What?

You are yesterday’s news. Enrique is the hot-shot superstar apple of your boss’s eye now. In an article for the BBC, Elizabeth Garone has some recommendations about what to do now. First of all, there are always top pieces of work that your boss is trying to deliver to his or her boss. If you can directly help your boss deliver this work, that will definitely help to put the halo back on your head. …

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How to React to Your Boss Having a Favorite

A product manager by the name of Reagan wrote to Forbes contributor Liz Ryan for advice about his current circumstance, in which he and two other product managers operate under the same boss but the boss clearly favors one over the others. Ryan, CEO of Human Welfare, shares her answer in an article. She says that it could be a situation where the favored product manager has been doing the job much longer, and so …

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A Warning: When the Boss’s Friends Become Favorites

Situations occur where your boss happens to have a lot in common with a subordinate and they become best buds. This can happen more than once too. Where does that leave the subordinate who is not a best bud? Alison Green answers in an article for Money. She listens to a situation from a reader where a boss has two close buds who go out to lunch together with her, and they even make travel …

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How to Know You’re the Favorite, and Why It’s Dangerous

In an article for Business Insider, Jacquelyn Smith pinpoints some ways to know you are the boss’s favorite employee, and why that might not be so great for the business. A favorite employee will get “unique freedoms,” such as the ability to come and go at will or speak up without fear of repercussions. If you are clearly enjoying perks that your colleagues do not receive, they may or may not resent you for it, …

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Different Strategies for Dealing with a Boss Who Plays Favorites

You may not be the boss’s favorite, but you will not let that stop you from enjoying your job and being effective in your role. Stacey Gawronski shares multiple tips to work things out in an article for The Muse. For starters, when you show the boss displaying favoritism, do not get up in arms about it. You will not make the person stop being a favorite; you will just make yourself a least favorite …

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Disagree with the Boss Constructively

In an article for Fast Company, James Richman shares some pointers for disagreeing with the boss in the most casual and forthright way possible. At its heart, all such interactions depend upon there being trust between you and your boss. This must exist for meaningful dialogue to occur. That being said, Richman says to “let the small stuff slide.” Nobody enjoys being at odds with each other all the time, so pick your battles. Likewise, …

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5 Tips to Disagree with Your Boss and Still Get Ahead

As long as you approach it from the right direction, disagreeing with your boss does not have to be a scary thing. In an article for Time, Sanjay Sanghoee shares five tips to remove the tension. The first is to make sure you are disagreeing for the right reason. Sometimes your gut instinct might just be to disagree because you want to reject an idea that involves giving you more work, which is not a …

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