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Personality Style At Work: The Secret to Working with (Almost) Anyone by Kate Ward

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EightYOU CAN GET ALONG WITH YOUR BOSS

The boss’s style of management directly influences the attitudes of employees who work under him.

Philip has been a midlevel manager at a construction company for 10 years. He and his former boss, Keith, had a great relationship during those years, and he really enjoyed his work. He liked Keith’s hands-off management style, which he described this way: “Keith basically left me alone to do my job, but gave me support when I needed it. He was great about using his influence to eliminate obstacles and make my job easier.” However, for the past six months, Philip has had a new boss, Sharon. Here’s what he says about her: “It was a shock when Keith left and Sharon took over. She couldn’t be more different from ...

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