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Managing your Boss by Christina Osborne

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Assessing your Boss Type

Throughout your career you are likely to work for different bosses. Assess which of the following bosses – ideal and less than ideal – most closely match your boss’s style, in order to understand effective techniques for managing your type of boss.

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Change the way you manage your boss according to his or her type.

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Gain respect from your colleagues by pleasing the perfectionist boss.

The ideal boss

Draw up a specification of the ideal boss and review your own situation. If your current boss does not measure up to your ideal, you can identify areas for development. A successful boss has a clear vision of where he and his organization are going, and is interesting and inspiring to work with. He sets high standards ...

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