Ep #229: The Danger of Less-Obvious Toxic Bosses and How to Handle Them

When we think of toxic bosses, our minds jump to the obvious offenders: 

😠 Aggressive.

😠 Dismissive.

😠 Openly rude.



But what if I told you there’s a more insidious type of toxic boss lurking in the shadows of your workplace? 

The kind that isn’t overtly awful or confrontational…

They may even be masking their toxic behavior by being overly nice to you.

These subtle saboteurs are the real career killers because they manipulate you and hold you back from reaching your next level of leadership…

…and you don’t even realize it.

In this episode of Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer, I’ll show you the corporate badass way of recognizing and dealing with these terrible bosses so you can get unstuck in your career.

Let’s get started.

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What You'll Learn:

  • What this kind of less-obvious toxic boss behavior looks like in action
  • How to identify the toxic bosses in your life
  • Three real life examples of how my clients are dealing with their own toxic bosses
  • How less-obvious toxic bosses stop you from getting promoted
  • How to take action to deal with your toxic boss

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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