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11/29/2018 Insights

How To Decode Your Boss’ Management Style

How To Decode Your Boss’ Management Style
by Roberta Matuson

How I long for the '60s! Back in those days, you could receive a free decoder ring inside boxes of select boxes of Captain Crunch cereal!

There were many times throughout my career when I wished I had kept that ring. I could have used it to better understand my boss and our relationship.

Consider me your decoder ring!

When you have a clear sense of where your boss is coming from, you can adjust your expectations and communication style. By doing so, you can achieve a prosperous and peaceful coexistence with one of the most important people in your life — your boss.

Here’s where to begin:

Observe how your boss interacts with others.

Is her management style what I call laissez-faire, where she expects team members to figure things out with little direction? Or is her style more dictatorial, where she gives orders, and people comply? Or does her leadership style lean more towards consultative, where she encourages employees to share their ideas.

Once you’ve determined this, you’ll be able to adjust your work style. By doing so, you’ll have a much more productive relationship with your boss.

It’s also important never to assume that your communication style is aligning with your boss’ needs and style. I see people frequently make this mistake.

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