I’ve opted to start this series with the Direct Wealth profile because most of them inevitably end up in the corporate world. They like the stability and structure, the security of a consistent flow of income.
Recognizing Your Direct Wealth Boss
Direct Wealth bosses are, first and foremost, disciplined and hard working. They are the ultimate bean counters. They like things well thought-out and planned, and they abhor short cuts. If you work 10 hours a day, chances are, your Direct Wealth boss will work 12.
They are extremely conscientious and principled. Right is right; wrong is wrong. There is a rather rigid black-or-white view of the world. Because of that, they can be rather rigid in their approach.
As a leader, they tend to be authoritative. This boss will tell you what to do, and also how to do it. At the best of times, it is hard for them to welcome advice from their employees – because they think they know better! Imagine this person in the uncertainties of the Covid-19 era.
Your Direct Wealth Boss Under Pressure
Direct Wealth bosses are the ones who feel the most pressure during this period of uncertainty. They don’t like change. They don’t like it when plans have to be changed. They don’t like to feel out of control.
Under pressure, they will resort to plans heaped upon plans stacked upon calendars. The guy who came up with the idea of having his employees log every single minute of their WFH day, was probably a Direct Wealth boss. There is a real danger that this type of boss will slow things down by spending too much time nitpicking on the teeny tiny details that no longer matter.
How To Deal With Your Direct Wealth Boss
So what have we learned about the Direct Wealth boss? They dislike feeling out of control, and their elaborate planning is a way to wrest back control. To be indispensable to the Direct Wealth boss, you need to be a part of that control process.
Invest time in planning. This means the time you spend creating spreadsheets, project schedules, content calendars, forecasts and projections are not wasted time. Not only do you need to create them, but you should ask for an one-on-one online meeting to walk your boss through every tiny detail. This tells him that you are on top of your game, and you are embracing your share of the responsibility.
Check in daily. Check in with your Direct Wealth boss once a day, or at least once every two days. Keep him updated on your progress, and solicit some advice on selected issues. This lets him know that things are moving on your end.
This strategy works by helping your Direct Wealth boss regain the control he needs. This way, we position you as someone indispensable who is a part of the process of him regaining control of his business.
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