President & CEO
Lainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
As a working employee, you probably have a solid understanding of what is needed to be successful in your job. After all, you did land the job and have put in some good tenure! However, what you may not know is that your boss’s personality can have a significant impact on your total success. Therefore, knowing what type of personality your boss has is key to your career success. Here are a couple that you will definitely encounter and ways to effectively work around them.
This is the boss that has full control of all business operations. He/She is a bully who is very stern and terrifying to approach. All ideas and decisions must go through him/her, and nothing can pass without his/her approval. The best way to cope with this personality trait is to firmly and respectfully stand your ground. As we were taught as children, “stand up to your bully” and he/she will stand down. Explain to your boss that you respect and appreciate how he/she has the business under control. Demonstrate your comprehension on the company’s operations and prove your competence. Your boss will, in turn, see you in a different light and respect you as an employee and as a peer.
The Micro Manager:
As a micro manager, your boss excessively supervises your job on a daily basis. He/She constantly scrutinizes your every move and consistently criticizes your work, often times, making you feel incompetent as an employee. If you find yourself in the midst of this kind of boss’s personality, the best way to carry on is to anticipate your boss’s needs. Learn what is most important to him/her. Ask what projects take priority over the other in his/her eyes and tackle the tasks in that set order. Provide your boss with updates throughout the day on the progress of your projects. Proving that you know what your boss expects and needs from you will help to make him/her a little more comfortable and confident in your abilities. In turn, the micromanaging will start to subside.
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