If your boss is male, is he an Alpha Male?
I recently ran across an article at CareerBuilder.com called “Examining the Alpha Male at Work.” The article talks about the four communication styles of most CEO’s. Check it out to see what category your boss falls into and how to deal with that communication style.
What I found most interesting is they claim that, with more women in the workforce, typical Alpha Male leadership styles aren’t cutting it anymore.
I just finished listening to Crucial Conversations and they are saying the same thing. They studied leaders and found the best ones have several things in common. Seems the “it’s my way or the highway” may not be as effective as it used to be. You still need confidence, but mix in a little humility and it’s amazing how quickly you can rally those around you to your cause.
What’s your boss’s communication style?