Learn about the four personality types of bosses and how best to handle them: (1) the analytical boss, who wants lots of information; (2) the controller, who just wants everything sorted out without having to check it; (3) the enthusiast, who wants to enjoy working with you, and (4) the amiable boss, who wants a friend.
- Bosses are like customers.…In fact, I suppose they are your number one customer really.…And in a same way it's a good idea to work out…what sort of person they are,…and therefore, how they want to be treated.…Some will be more chatty than others,…some will be more fact oriented than others,…and I'd like to use my four types of people…to explore how you might handle the four types of boss.…Of course, most people are a bit of a mixture,…but I think it's still really useful to start…with the main types and take ideas from each.…
First the analytical boss.…This will be the quiet, organized, systematic type of boss.…On the plus side they'll be fair…and you'll always know the rules…and the detail of every situation,…but on the minus side they can be quite picky…and want to control every detail,…as well as being cautious about taking risks…and they may not be very inspiring.…So how to make them happy.…Well, I think it's clear that they will want to see…that everything is planned.…
So if you can show them a Gantt chart for your project…
- Why we dislike change
- Planning for change
- Developing mental toughness
- Maximizing your interpersonal skills
- Setting long-term career goals
- Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone
- What to consider if you're thinking of leaving your job
- Building up your network
- How to be low maintenance employee
- Establishing goals and plans with a new boss
- How to deal with a bad boss
Skill Level Beginner
1. Understand and Prepare for Change
4. New Initiatives or Mergers
5. New Roles, Teams, and Location
The benefits of a new role3m 25s
6. New Boss
Next steps1m 25s
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