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Emotional Intelligence Approach to Unethical Managers

Dealing with Unethical Managers

Dealing with an unethical superior is tricky. She can drag you into unethical behavior that can compromise your future business career as well as your inner sense of decency. She can place tremendous pressure on you to support her unethical agendas. To protect yourself from the consequences of not cooperating with an unethical manager (from perhaps being fired), try to get her orders in writing so you can show that you failed to do what your boss asked because it violated ethical standards.

Avoid getting into mutual recriminations in which you tell a manager that she is unethical. She will not want to hear it and will likely retaliate. Instead, when discussing your reluctance or refusal to follow instructions, focus on your own discomfort with such actions. If you handle the situation tactfully and avoid criticizing your superior’s actions, the unethical manager will often help you find another position (she would, after all, prefer someone on her team who has no qualms about her questionable practices).


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