Friday, September 28, 2012

How to win your boss heart?

Lately my youngest son got a new job, which he thought was going to be challenging and great. However after working for a month, he realised he is working with a very unreasonable manager. The boss is only a few years older than him, hot temper, arrogance and a lousy listener. Unhappy over him, my son is intending to look for another job again. 

My advices to my child.... 
An intelligent boss speaks with authority and demanding. He could be prideful, easily agitated, arrogance and might not listen when suggestion is offered. While a smarter boss speaks with calmness and is less demanding. Instead he motivates and inspires his staffs. He is humble, opened minded and is more tolerance.

What about an intelligent employee? Quite the same. With the same authority minded character, he might not listen to his boss. Sometime he might even challenge his own boss there, causing more conflict,  misunderstanding and argument. While a smarter employee would listen patiently and to understand his boss intention. His replies are normally positive and pleasant to hear. A smart worker won't challenge his immediate boss but rather be obedient and obliging to him. He would attempt all ways to touch the boss heart and build the confidence in his mind. 

Son! Your boss is an intelligent person. Are you smart to outwit him with your smartness and intelligence?
I'm sure you can because you are my son.

Food for thought - "A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them" - John C. Maxwell


Wan said...

Hi Robert,
It is true that a "YES Man" wins the heart of the employer.
I always try to my best to be a YES Man, but it is difficult in the long run as these employers will definitely exploit all their YES Man as they thought that these YES Man needed the job badly...
So, we have to be smart to play around at times, indicating to the employers don't play play all the the time...
HAHAHA.... have a nice weekend,Robert.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Wan,

I'm glad you are getting wiser by the days. Keep it up.