Today’s topic is a question I get asked all the time and it came up in several comments in our recent reader survey. If you’re struggling to understand your leader or just hoping to make things better around the office, here are a few things to keep in mind:
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- You have to understand how they receive information and how you communicate is equally important. Learn more about communication in this post, Start Communicating Better Today.
- Lead up. Make sure your intentions are to help them, not belittle them. It’s got to be beneficial to both of you.
- Ask questions and get to understand them personally. When you do that, you’ll get perspective on why they are the way they are.
- Don’t allow a terrible leader to hold you back. Do everything you can to make the people around you successful – up, sideways and down.