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- Greet them with a smile – smiling faces make a big difference.
- Give your boss an opportunity to vent. Venting about little things like this often makes you realize that it isn’t that big of a deal and it makes you feel better. A simple statement like, “Are you ok? Is there anything you want to talk about?” can give them the chance to get it off their chest.
- Give them time – sometimes the boss just needs a little bit of time to move on to something else so unless it is really critical that someone see them ask them to come back in half an hour. Depending on the type of person your boss is you might want to come right out and ask them if they want to see anyone. That will give them the opportunity to tell you that they need some time without visitors.