January 20, 2017 marks the new era in United States of America with the inauguration of their 45th President, Donald John Trump. He is known for being an American businessman, television personality, and now a politician. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, he took charge of his family‘s real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later renamed The Trump Organization. During his business career, Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his name in the branding of various products. From 2004 to 2015, he hosted The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC. As of 2016, Forbes listed him as the 324th wealthiest person in the world (113th in the United States), with a net worth of $4.5 billion. he must be good doing his job.

The popularity right now whether negative or positive made Trump one of the most talk about personality in the past few days, well, if you just recently took an oath as the President of the USA, you must be. That actually is also because of the comparison between him and the former POTUS, Barrack Obama. So many articles, photos and videos are circulating now in the cyberspace, putting them together in one picture to show comparison and the positive and negative side of them, the stories are actually depending on what side is the maker of that published post. That gave me an idea to write this article.

I worked with so many Bosses from the past and yes, there are superiors who are intimidating and overachiever. Playing safe for me huh, since for me, there is no bad bosses, the moment they hired me to help them and trusting me? that’s something to be grateful and thankful for already. But we have different mindset about this and just like to share what my other colleagues from the past were telling me and well maybe their experiences.

 

TYPES OF BOSSES

THE MICRO MANAGER- Imagine meeting your employees from 10AM to 2PM everyday and expecting a result from the project you gave to them. Don’t forget also that after that meeting, is lunch. So there will be 3 hours more or less everyday to execute that project, magically. Micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes or controls the work of subordinates or employees. Micromanagement generally has a negative connotation. Sometimes, you don’t let your subordinates think outside the box, even though you keep on telling it to them, sad but true.

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging? I would say, no one can blame you but yourself, here’s why;

  • You’re never quite satisfied with the output.
  • You often feel frustrated because you would’ve gone about the task differently.
  • You constantly want to know where all your team members are and what they’re working on.

If you are  micromanaging your team, that’s stress and nobody likes stress. better get a new team instead or change your mindset.

THE SCARECROW- This boss thinks it is essential to be intimidating, and it’s working. The scary boss might yell or threaten employees in order to accomplish goals. A manager who scares employees will not last in the role. Eventually, complaints and quitting among your co-workers might become a red flag to the person in charge, but it’s no guarantee things will change. This actually is different if the “Scarecrow”is the owner of the company, first, you need to understand that he owns the company and can do everything he likes to do, as an employee, either you will accept it and understand him or you can just check Jobstreet or Xremo for your dream job.

THE APOLOGIST- She likes to pleased everyone and just working hard 9AM to 6PM, Monday to Friday and delegating projects to her team. She’s satisfied as long as her team delivers. She’s not yelling or not scary. She’s in the office to just accomplish what she thinks needs to be done. This boss wants to be friends with all of his or her employees. The Apologist wants to be seen as an equal and be well-liked for it. If you have an Apologist boss, it’s on you to balance your work time with play time. It’s OK to be friendly with your manager, but don’t let your work slack off as a result. Make sure to treat your boss friendly, but professionally.

People have different personalities and yes, it’s from the genes, foundation of the family or the upbringing, not to mention the experiences that molds us to be who we are now. No matter what types of bosses you are, there is always a way to be great in the eyes of your subordinates. You can learn from anyone. Take note of the habits of managers you’ve liked and not liked. You need to realize also that your subordinates are there working also for themselves and for the company, to be known as good and great, you must produce good and great instructions and must be a role model to majority. So! What type of Bosses are you?

AUTHOR: Grace Nicolas

Took Masters in Management Major in Engineering Management with over 20 years working from different industries. A radio show anchor, a columnist, strategist and public speaker. Grace is the one handling the Marketing, Branding, Public Relations and Business Development of Elabram Systems Philippines and the Social Media platforms for the whole group in Asia; Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore that includes managing the contents and campaigns. You can reach her at mariagracia.n@elabram.com or 09166299381 (Philippines).

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  • Holy Toeldo, so glad I clicked on this site first!

    April 16, 2017

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