Leadership Styles: is your boss a fox or a jackal
A new UK survey identifies 5 types of office bosses: tigers, gorillas, sloths, jackals and foxes and suggests ways you can tame each of them.
Can you spot your leader?
- Tigers - Sleek, stealthy, predatory and deadly
- Gorillas - likes to terrify subordinates by showing anger
- Sloths – hiding away, looking for a quiet life
- Jackals - attack their victims only after another predator has bought them down
- Foxes - Cunning and clever, able to outwit and outflank everyone
In this survey of 340 people conducted by Jet UK 84% of UK office workers like working with their bosses, 63% are looking for a fair boss and 19% someone who’s approachable and fun.
The command-and-control approach of Apprentice star and Amstrad boss Sir Alan Sugar did not go down well either :deemed the boss from hell by over 30% of respondents, with the fictional David Brent following close behind at 27%.
See Team Leadership: Stone Age Management fights back for more on command and control leadership.
Bioteams Books Reviews
How to identify someones main worry about a coming change. I found this technique in a book a long time ago – "The Secret Language of Success: Using Body Language to Get What You Want" by Dr. David Lewis (1989). I confess I never got round to testing it properly but it sounded intriguing so I pass it on - "buyer beware".