How the boss makes decisions will give you a sense of his leadership style. If he is extremely analytical and needs to look at something from every angle before making a decision it will be quite different from a boss that works from the gut and decides without even having all of the facts. This information will help to inform you how best to deal with your boss.
You’ll want to learn:
- The boss’s preferred style of gathering and presenting data
- Whether your boss can make a decision on the spot in an emergency
- The style you need to employ when asking for something
- How you will receive feedback on the decisions you make.
Note: If you can attend some of your boss’s meetings, speeches, or presentations, you will receive clues as to his decision-making style and how you can best deal with it.