Apr 13, 2021
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Today, I am going to discuss the leadership style of an inflexible boss. These types of personalities are unapproachable at work and home. Any kind of change is not welcome or encouraged. Working with this type of leader stifles innovation and creativity while leaving employees feeling resentful and unmotivated.
What is an inflexible leader?
The inflexible boss is arrogant, distant, unreasonable, and unapproachable. They are closed-minded to any changes and will not listen to any new ideas, consider different options or new technology. The inflexible boss promotes fear over staff to ensure they follow their ways of doing things.
Characteristics of this type to leadership style:
Punishes for not doing things their way
Their way or the highway
Don't listen or open to any suggestions
Strictly by the book/procedures
Favorite phrase - We've always done it this way
Never says sorry
Jumps to a conclusion before gathering all the facts
Suppose you recognize inflexible leaders in your organization or within yourself. Here are a few tips to encourage behavioral change in this leadership style.
Sit down with them and discuss the behavior you have observed, and explain that it is essential to be open to new ways this helps the company to succeed.
Ask questions, give feedback on their management style, and suggestions on how to improve engagement with staff.
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A good leader will let employees try new and different ways of doing processes, especially if the current approach isn't working or becoming mundane. Listening is essential to know what is working and what is not. Being approachable and welcoming is the first step to building trust and hearing what people are feeling and new ideas.
If yes, How did you feel working for them?
What were the obstacles, and how did you deal with them?
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