IT’S MY TURN

Palawan Daily News - - Opinion - By Gideon Kent M. Gil

Ev­ery work­ing en­vi­ron­ment is dif­fer­ent. For oth­ers, their of­fice might be “hell”. For some, it’s an ex­cit­ing place to go. But what makes it in­ter­est­ing? One fac­tor is the kind of boss that we have. Our boss can make, shape or ruin our ca­reer. I’ve worked with dif­fer­ent “boss­ings” from dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries (both govern­ment and pri­vate sec­tor). I rose from the ranks be­cause of them. Who am I to­day was in­flu­enced by their best prac­tices in terms of lead­er­ship and man­age­ment. And I clas­si­fied them into four types: A. The BFF – Sir Amielle, I treated him well and pro­fes­sion­ally. He wants to be friends with all of his or her em­ploy­ees. He wants to be seen as an equal CEO. If you have a bff boss, bal­ance work time and play time. It’s okay to be friendly with your man­ager, but don’t for­get the gap. And now, we are “kum­pares”. And I’m free to bully him most of the time. B. The Power Trip­per- Cheers to Ma’am Ce­cille! The first “Mi­randa Priestly” I’ve met and I’ve worked with. She is hun­gry for power. She be­lieves that she has the “supreme author­ity” be­cause of her job ti­tle and ed­u­ca­tional back­ground. She yells

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