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How to manage your boss


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Some get along fabulously well with their bosses while others fail miserably. Those who know how to manage their bosses are sometimes accused or being apple-polishers, “yes men” or just plain lucky. The fact is that, whatever the type or working styles of bosses, you can learn the knowledge and skills on how to manage your boss.

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How to manage your boss

  1. 1. Wong Yew Yip Source : How to manage your boss - Ros Jay
  2. 2. What is Managing Your Boss? Managing your boss is all about making his/her relationship with you simple and rewarding. The aim is that the boss should look up with pleasure when you walk into the room, knowing that you’ll be easy to get on with, co-operative, positive, reliable and trustworthy.
  3. 3. The first thing you need to do . . . The first thing you need to do is to get inside your boss’s head. If you don’t understand what makes your boss tick, you can’t hope to understand how to manage him/her.
  4. 4. When top level guys look down, they see only shit When bottom level guys look up, they see only assholes
  5. 5. 12 Types of Bosses The Robot 1 2 The Softie 3 The Weasel 4 The Mystery 5 The Viper 6 The Buddy 7 The Miracle 9 The Number Cruncher 8 The Monster 10 The Innovator 11 The Tuft Hunter 12 The Nitpicker Learn how to manage them
  6. 6. Managing Your Boss Model Managing Your Boss 3 2 1 The 3 components:  Knowing Your Boss  Building Your Skills  Managing Difficult Boss Managing Your Boss Model
  7. 7. Knowing Your Boss1 If you want a first class relationship with your boss, you have to start by getting to know:  what makes your boss tick  what pressures do your boss face, and  what makes your boss’s boss tick
  8. 8. Knowing Your Boss1 YOUR STRATEGIES  Understanding your Boss  Be part of the Solution not Problem  Developing specific skills to deal with your Boss  Handling work stress from Boss  Creating the perfect relationship
  9. 9. 12 Working Styles of Bosses Bureaucratic 1 Laid Back 2 Consultative 3 Non- Consultative 4 Concerned with details 5 Focused on big picture 6 Creative 7 Organized 9 Logical 8 Un- organized 10 Proactive 11 Reactive 12 Learn how to work with them
  10. 10. Building Your Skills2 After Knowing Your Boss, you need to build up a raft of skills for dealing with your Boss and people generally. You’ll still need them when you or your Boss moves on and you find yourself working with a new boss who may be very different.
  11. 11. Building Your Skills2 YOUR SKILLS  Coping with emotions  Being assertive  Listen and be listened to  Using feedback techniques  35 Ways to get yourself promoted
  12. 12. Be Dependable Take Ownership Stay Organized Make your Boss Look Good Be Prepared Be a Leader Keep a clean workplace Understand the Vision & Mission Be Punctual Be Resourceful Go the Extra Mile Treat Customers Well Be Honest Take the Initiative Be Loyal Be a Team Player Radiate Positivity Save the Company Money Focus on Work Know the Industry or Business 20 Ways to make your Boss happy Learn how to make your Boss happy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  13. 13. Managing Difficult Boss3 Some of us are lucky to have perfect bosses while others have to face bosses that are difficult to handle. So, whether you like it or not, you have to learn to handle the characteristics that make your boss difficult to work with.
  14. 14. Managing Difficult Boss3 YOUR TACTICS  20 Types of Tricky Bosses  10 Things a Difficult Boss says  20 Habits that your Boss won’t like  Do’s & Don’ts in managing a Difficult Boss
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  16. 16. The Boss who never communicates The Boss who never does anything The Boss who is prejudiced The Boss who throws tantrums The Boss who is a control freak The Boss who won’t back you up The Boss who is no good at the job The Boss who never listens The Boss who is a perfectionist The Boss who is unorganized The Boss who stalls The Boss who takes credit for your ideas The Boss who is dishonest The Boss who is always right The Boss who believes in workaholism The Boss who is simply never there The Boss who is a poor motivator The Boss who is negative The Boss who passes the buck The Boss who won’t let you develop 20 Types of Tricky Bosses Learn how to handle them 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  17. 17. Finally, Managing relationship with your Boss takes skill, time and effort But, YOU should take the lead NOT your Boss
  18. 18. Thank You