Here’s a Halloween hat tip to scary bosses. In a spectrum of Big Bad Wolf to the Joker, you’ll know which one’s yours.
Halloween on a Monday – Can anything be scarier? Yes, ahem, some bosses! You might not be scared of the monster under your bed or get over your fear of the dark. But can you escape your bosses? From the Big Bad Wolf to the Joker, see which one suits your boss best. Also, if you are on the other side of the table, then you know what to avoid.
The Big Bad Wolf
Suited Best For: But, these bosses can really liven up a party. Imagine all the memes and mimes.
Helpful tip: Memes and mimes most effective behind the back
The Vampire Duo
Who be that: It happens sometimes – your lot in life gives you not one but two exacting bosses. They work you to the soul.
Suited Best for: Tag team on them with, “The other boss approved my leave”.
Helpful tip: “Working on X for the other boss,” also works like a charm.
The Invisible Boss
Suited Best for: Finding your inner leader. Take charge!
Helpful tip: Don’t try to play hookie. Remember, you may not see them but they see you.
The walking dead
Best suited for: Practicing your poker face.
Helpful tip: When in doubt, cut it out.
The Puppet Master
Who be that: The classic micro-manager. Has a point of view on how to write that email.
Suited best for: Upward delegation.
Helpful tip: Stay Calm and Power On.
The Joker: Why so serious?
Best suited for: Avoiding when the clouds start to hover.
Helpful tip: We got nothing.
…And let’s not forget
Best suited for: Getting your geek on.
Helpful tip: Extract all the learning you can!