Next in our series is the Indirect Wealth boss. If you work in either the marketing or business development department, chances are, you have an Indirect Wealth boss.

They are the polar opposites of the Direct Wealth boss. While the Direct Wealth is staid, Indirect Wealth is all about the leverage. Direct Wealth gets bogged down by the details, Indirect Wealth is too much big-picture thinking. Direct Wealth hates it when plans get derailed, Indirect Wealth loves short cuts.

Recognizing Your Indirect Wealth Boss

Indirect Wealth personalities are very resourceful. They have the ability to take a single idea and start spinning it out into new possibilities, ventures, projects or profit streams. Their biggest weakness? They are great starters, but lousy finishers. They will start a project off with a bang, but you will find their enthusiasm start to fade as the day-to-day minutiae of the project starts to become routine.

You can easily recognize the Indirect Wealth boss by their optimism. There is a strong pioneering streak in them that sees problems as opportunities.  When galvanized by an idea, they have the tendency to bulldoze past any objections.

Indirect Wealth profiles also tend to be very forthright and practical. Straight-talking and being honest ensures they don’t waste time with miscommunication.

The Indirect Wealth boss will likely have a transformational approach to leadership. They lead with a vision and are able to inspire a sense of shared commitment in the team.

Your Indirect Wealth Boss Under Pressure

Your Indirect Wealth boss will have less of a problem with change. However, when cornered, the Indirect Wealth boss lash out by issuing threats or ultimatums. Indirect Wealth profiles do not like being weak or having their decisions questioned. When things don’t go their way and the pressure mounts, the Indirect Wealth profile becomes hostile and the language they choose to use would become rather strong and unpleasant.

How To Deal With Your Indirect Wealth Boss

You can be indispensable to your Indirect Wealth boss if you have the skill he needs to turn his grand ideas into reality.

Be detail oriented. Indirect Wealth profiles rarely have the patience to sort through reams of data. If you can create the systems required to realize his visions, you are already a step ahead of your competitors.

Become a subject-matter expert. Become a subject matter expert within your team. Someone he can go to for quick information and opinion.

This tactic supports your Indirect Wealth boss as he attempts to turn a crisis into an opportunity. Buy into his vision. If you are a part of this process, you are automatically indispensable.

Here’s an extra note about the similarities between the Direct Wealth and Indirect Wealth boss structure. When you deal with them, you need to avoid taking things too personally. Both are blunt in speech – but it is never personal. Be as direct, objective and factual as they are. Never allow emotions to enter the conversation. Both wealth profiles will see this as a weakness.

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Author: Paulynne Cheng

A Business and Career Consultant-Coach who melds Chinese Metaphysics techniques with modern day Coaching to help you become the best that you can be. A lifelong reader who cannot imagine life without books; a 25-year Communications professional with an expertise in sports communications, sports marketing and broadcasting.

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