Some may think that having a toxic boss is the worst kind to have, but is an indifferent boss any better? An indifferent boss can be just as bad for your career as one who contributes to a toxic work culture. Like others, in-house counsel must actively manage their own careers and not rely on others to guide the way. Toxic bosses and indifferent bosses are not going to help you get to where you want to be.
“Don’t let an indifferent manager derail your ambition, career values, or goals. Your career is the most valuable — and the most personal — investment you’ll ever make. It’s essential that you reinvest in your potential during tough times by being proactive. Embrace a positive mindset and keep reviewing your career commitments every quarter to track your goals, accomplishments, and insights. Continue to network and broaden your view. Be intentional about engaging with others and kickstarting career-focused conversations. If you can become your own best advocate, soon you’ll look back on this moment and realize it was a catalyst that helped propel you forward.”