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Managing your Boss

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Managing your Boss

  1. 1. Managing Your Boss
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Working for a company is not an easy task. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to deal with many employees, customers and suppliers. </li></ul><ul><li>And the most difficult and important person is our Boss. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Boss - Definition <ul><li>It is a person who exercises control over workers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a person responsible for hiring workers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a person who exercises control and makes decisions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important <ul><li>Successfully managing a difficult boss is a challenge but often feasible. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to understand three aspects of this relationship. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Managing your Boss First Aspect <ul><li>Y ou should try to understand the reasons for your boss’ difficult behavior. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Y ou have to manage your own negative emotions regarding his/her behavior so that you do not engage in self-defeating behavior. </li></ul>Managing your Boss Second Aspect
  7. 7. Managing your Boss Third Aspect <ul><li>You need to learn to communicate your ideas/reactions/concerns in a helpful positive way, creating an atmosphere for problem resolution. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Bosses <ul><li>There are many kind of different bosses. </li></ul><ul><li>We prepared a short list with some examples. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Weakest Link <ul><li>He is very scared of anyone more senior to him. </li></ul><ul><li>He avoids confrontation and he is never up to protect his subordinates. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Toy Soldier <ul><li>Everybody is scared of him. So, nobody in the company would face him. </li></ul><ul><li>He is very aggressive and tough and never listen to new ideas from his subordinates. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Stinker <ul><li>He is not used to have shower in the morning, so he stinks and have bad breath. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Evil Boss <ul><li>It is the boss that likes to humiliate his subordinates, by pointing out their mistakes at the top of his voice. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mr. Right Man <ul><li>He can not handle the job so he blames his subordinates for all the mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>And fire many people to hide his mistakes. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mr. Wrong <ul><li>It is the boss that always insisted that he is right. </li></ul><ul><li>But he couldn't spell and his grammar was terrible. And he always says that the dictionary is wrong. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Prof. Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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