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People Styles at Work...And Beyond, 2nd Edition by Dorothy Grover BOLTON, Robert BOLTON

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CHAPTER 14

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Flexing in Special Situations

FLEXIBILITY INVOLVES adjusting your behavior to meet the demands of a situation. Other people’s styles are important variables but not necessarily the only variables to be considered. Participants in our workshops often want to know how to deal with style issues when other factors complicate the situation. In this chapter, we’ll respond to six of the questions most frequently asked about flexing one’s style:

1. How do I flex to my manager?

2. How do I flex to someone who reports to me?

3. How do I flex to a group?

4. What if the other person’s style preferences are different from what’s needed to do the ...

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