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Kingmaker: Be the One Your Company Wants to Keep... On Your Terms by Joanne Cini

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Chapter 18. Management by Type

Whether you select or inherit your boss, you’ll be in a better position to manage your success by understanding that person well. Let’s profile the perfect boss based on competencies that you’ve decided work well with you. The leader is open minded, decisive, fair yet firm, inclusive, brilliant, passionate and optimistic, while supplying opportunities for learning, winning, growth, and advancement.

Favorite managers have open-door policies, provide feedback on a timely basis, care about your money and your life, and never have a bad day. They don’t gossip, they don’t lose their tempers, they’re evenhanded, and they can handle a great deal of stress without exploding or passing it down to the people who work directly ...

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