Managing your boss is an essential part of many roles, perhaps more so for managers and executives. In order to do this effectively, it’s critical that you understand your boss.
This means understanding:
- Your boss’ strengths and weaknesses
- Their preferred work style
- Their personal and professional goals
- The pressures they are under
By understanding your boss’ needs and the things that drive them, it’s easier to unpack even behaviour that seems unreasonable or irrational. By paying attention to clues in their behaviour and being sensitive to their push and pull factors, you can not only meet their needs and expectations, but also identify when these needs change and adapt accordingly.
Book a short session with me for some top tips based on your unique challenges and opportunities, whether around understanding your boss or managing upwards or across.