Supporting Your Boss Effectively
What is the main challenge in working with your boss?
Your working relationship with your boss could be the most important one at the workplace. If this relationship is weak or negative, it could lead to dissatisfaction, frustration, stress, and below-expectation performance.

The main challenge in building and maintaining this relationship is understanding the boss’ leadership and working styles, and finding ways of working within the requirements of these factors.

What do you gain from this one-day workshop?
This workshop highlights the importance of establishing a psychological contract with your boss. It discusses the important elements to establish trust and respect in your relationship with your boss.

It then takes you through the various leadership and working styles that bosses have. It also suggests ways of working with the resultant requirements or constraints, so as to optimise your performance results.

In addition, this workshop discusses challenging situations connected to your working relationship with your boss.

Knowing how to support your boss effectively, especially in the common work-from-home scenario today, can decrease your stress and increase your job satisfaction.

Workshop Objectives
  1. Know how to establish a psychological contract with your boss.
  2. Work effectively with the leadership style of your boss.
  3. Adapt to the working style of your boss.
  4. Manage your body language and emotions to gain your boss’ respect.
  5. Maintain your professionalism to gain your boss’ trust.

Workshop Highlights
Understanding the Psychological Contract With Your Boss
  • Establishing the psychological contract
  • Setting up a progress report
  • Using the most preferred and effective mode of communication
  • Establishing your working patterns
  • Deciding on the desired level of proactivity

Understanding Your Boss' Leadership Style
  • The dictatorial style
  • The bureaucratic style
  • The charismatic style
  • The consultative style
  • The hands-off style

Adapting to Your Boss' Working Style
  • The cautious boss who needs all the details
  • The boss who only wants the big picture
  • The boss who wants logic and order
  • The multi-tasking and disorganised boss
  • The proactive boss who doesn't always follow through

Dealing with Challenging Situations
  • When you feel over-worked
  • When your boss' requests are not reasonable
  • When you feel that your boss is taking your credit
  • When your boss is withholding information
  • When your boss doesn't like you

Other Important Aspects
  • Managing your body language
  • Managing your emotions
  • Managing your professionalism

Trainer: Jolynn Chow

In-Class Training

Venue: Royal Plaza on Scotts (or) Rendezvous Hotel Singapore (or similar)


TIME: 9am to 5pm

FEE: S$480 (no GST payable)

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(65) 9633 1104

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