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Managing Your Manager: How to Get Ahead with Any Type of Boss by Gonzague Dufour

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CHAPTER 4THE STAREnjoy the Ride

If you want fun and excitement at work, you’ve come to the right boss. The Star is one of those managers who make every day different from the one before it. He may insist that you and he fly to the other side of the world to observe the best practices of a high-tech Filipino company. He may issue a challenge to your team when you walk in the door that morning to come up with a fresh, money-saving approach before noon or “face the consequences.” He may confront the CEO in the hallway and present a plan for restructuring the company and regaining competitive advantage.

Star bosses are dynamic and dramatic. They can also be difficult, but they’re never boring. Working for them is like working for a world-famous ...

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