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Understanding And Managing Your Boss

November 3rd, 2012 No comments

The idea of “managing your boss” may sound quite unusual for some managers, considering the widespread adoption of the traditional top down management approach in most organizations. Even though talented and aggressive managers nowadays carefully control and administer their subordinates, services, and products, they might reveal, on the other hand, a passive stand with their bosses (Gabarro and Kotter 1993). Bob Mezoff considers the boss management process to be comprised of four main components: understanding yourself, understanding your boss, managing the relationship between you and your boss, and using your skills to mutually satisfy win-win outcomes (Denys 1993).