Do you have a boss?
If you do, do you get along?
Do you know what kind of boss you have?
Do you have a Strategic Boss, Logistical Boss, Diplomatic Boss, or a Tactical Boss?
Our research shows that the primary cause of friction between employees and bosses is miscommunication. And, this miscomunication is (usually) not caused by “bad”, “flawed”, or “crazy” bosses – but rather, as Dr. David Keirsey points out in his books, it is because people are radically different from each other. Your boss doesn’t behave as you would in many situations, and you behave differently than they would much of the time. Which means there is really no “one size fits all” solution, although many books have been written that purport to do just that.
To help, we’ve launched a new website to help you figure out what kind of boss you have, and how to improve your communication – go to CareerSuccess.keirsey.com to try out the new Keirsey Boss Character Sorter!
Being successful with your Guardian Boss means paying attention to what your boss sees as important and acting upon orders.
Being successful with your Artisan Boss means being very aware of what is going on in the here-and-now and being able to act in a time of emergency.
Being successful with your Rational boss means being open to new ideas for improving systems.
Being successful with your Idealist boss means you need to show a positive attitude.
There can be a synergy when there is team work. When individuals are able to use their natural talents to add to the team, good things happen.
For example, the Walt Disney company would not exist without Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney using their natural talents together.
Synergistic Dyads: The Disney Dyad