10/11/2012 03:20 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2012

How To Deal With 3 Breeds Of Bad Bosses

If you and your boss disagree over a course of action but share a solid working relationship, you might be able to respectfully make your case by presenting data and engaging your boss in debate. However, what if your problem with your boss is more serious, resulting from repeated clashes rather than a onetime disagreement? In other words, what if you work for a bad boss?

The answer is that you need to take the initiative in solving the problem, because your boss almost certainly won't. Here are a few types of bad bosses and suggestions on how to react to each of them.

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