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If you could pick your boss, you might make a different choice. But you don’t get much say in the matter. A bad boss relationship can wreck your career and make your life miserable. Use our free coaching tips to sharpen your “boss management” skills.
Because values are installed at a very early age, they essentially become our “operating system” and guide our beliefs about the right and wrong way to do things. See if you can spot your boss among the five common value systems described below: Control, Conformity, Competition, Affiliation, and Innovation & Development.
People have many differences in the way that they approach tasks and projects – and certain pairings seem to lead to predictable problems. The table below lists some of the most common work style opposites. See if any of your own difficult relationships reflect one or more of these differences.