Are you good at reading people? How about reading your boss? In his Huffington Post article “Reversed Leadership: How to Manage Your Boss,” Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic offers a crash course in behavioral analysis.
Is your boss the quiet type? Impulsive? Creative? A hedonistic workaholic? Once you’ve profiled him like the BAU squad in Criminal Minds, check out Chamorro-Premuzic’s advice for how to get around his quirks and idiosyncrasies. “Figure out who he is, what he wants, and why he does what he does; work out the bright- and the dark-side aspects of his personality. Then, adjust your behaviors to fit with his style, values, and interests,” suggests Chamorro-Premuzic. Check out the full article and learn a few helpful tips on dealing with your boss.