How can you lead when your boss does not?

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7 questions that help you lead when your boss does not. Research included.

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  • How can you lead when your boss

    does not?

  • Question # 1

    How can you find out what your boss needs?

  • You need to know how to anticipate needs you boss has. That is a lesson we can all learn from the best executive assistants.

    https://hbr.org/2015/01/what-everyone-should-know-about-managing-up

  • You may be surprised at what you

    learn when you listen.

    http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/10-tips-for-leadership-when-you-re-not-the-boss.html

  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Listening-tips-1485898

  • Question # 2

    How can you help your boss?

  • https://hbr.org/2014/12/dealing-with-a-hands-off-boss

    If you boss is underinvesting in his / her work, unwilling or unable to focus, or in over his / her head,

    You might want to be compassionate and accept that he / she may be doing his / her best, ask yourself How can I help him or her more?, and/or ask yourself How can I get the help I need?

  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-competence-1600674

  • Question # 3

    When is the right timeto communicate your ideas

    to your boss?

  • A right time to communicate your ideas

    could be when things are changing.

    https://hbr.org/2015/01/get-the-boss-to-buy-in

  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-can-we-make-ideas-happen-1461713

  • Question # 4

    When you get a no,how can you do it anyway?

  • http://www.destination-innovation.com/articles/how-to-be-innovative-when-your-boss-isnt/

    Build a prototype in your own time.Then try it out.

  • https://hbr.org/2014/10/getting-people-to-believe-in-something-they-cant-yet-imagine/

    When Gary Starkweather, the inventor of the Xerox 9700 high-speed laser printer that revolutionized

    the printing industry, demonstrated his prototype in a competition, he began to break through resistance to change.

  • Question # 5

    How can you receive feedback from your boss?

  • https://hbr.org/2015/03/what-to-do-when-the-boss-gives-you-baseless-feedback

    What can I do better?

    Example of question you can ask

  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-receive-feedback-2367203

  • Question # 6

    How do you manage your emotions when you speak

    to your boss?

  • Strong emotions can be channelled into an appeal for action.

    However, when emotions are unregulated, theyre more likely to diminish the sellers influence.

    https://hbr.org/2015/01/get-the-boss-to-buy-in

  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-manage-our-emotions-1678947

  • Question # 7

    Are you being whoyou really want to be?

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  • Further inspiration

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394