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Dear Fiona,

I love my work but I don’t admire or even like my boss. What strategies can you suggest so I can thrive at work and still get ahead?



Dear Matthew,

In leadership there is an age-old debate: is it better to be liked or respected?

In my view, being respected, approachable and likeable is a winning combination. After all, it’s often stated that a bad boss is the number one reason people leave their job.

However, given you find yourself in a position where you don’t like or admire your boss, here are some strategies to help you thrive despite this.

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