Don't Let a Toxic Boss Ruin Your Career

Do you work for a toxic boss? Do you dread coming to work every day? The Public Speaker explains how to have a successful long-term career despite a difficult boss.

Lisa B. Marshall
4-minute read
Episode #293

Document All Conversations

Whenever, you have a difficult conversation at work, it's a good idea to document what happened.

After any meeting with your manager, send a follow up email to recap the discussion. Keep it professional. You may want to run it by a trusted neutral colleague outside of your company for feedback before you send.  

Second, for your own records, document any discussions you have with your manager, good or bad. Document the language used. Document dates, times, and who else was present during the interaction. You may eventually need to show this documentation to someone higher up, should that become necessary.

Don’t let a toxic boss sideline you! If you can find a better situation, move on. If you choose to stay, do your best work and stand up for yourself. You can have a successful career despite working for a toxic boss.  

This is Lisa B. Marshall, Helping you maximize sales, manage perceptions, and enhance leadership through keynotes, workshops, books, and online courses. Passionate about communication; your success is my business.

If you want even more success in your life, I invite you to read my latest book, Smart Talk and listen to my other podcast, Smart Talk: Inspiring Conversations with Exceptional People.


About the Author

Lisa B. Marshall

Lisa B. Marshall Lisa holds masters with duel degrees in interpersonal/intercultural communication and organizational communication. She’s the author of Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation, as well as Ace Your Interview, Powerful Presenter, and Expert Presenter. Her work has been featured in CBS Money Watch, Ragan.com, Woman's Day, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and many others. Her institutional clients include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Harvard University, NY Academy of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Genentech, and Roche.