When you roll with the punches and be reflexive to your boss’s management style, you and your boss both will be better for it. This is the takeaway from an article at Salary.com by Kate Ward.
Tit for Tat
For instance, match your boss’s speech amount of speaking. If the boss is a chatterbox, chat with the boss. If the opposite is true, keep your mouth zipped. If your boss is disorganized, help to make things more organized in a way that will not cause frustration for either of you. If your boss likes to have a lot of control, account for that by preparing summaries in advance of being asked. If the boss is hands-off, then just keep a list of things that need to be discussed and pick a time to address them all at once. It really can be that simple. You can find the original article here: http://www.salary.com/how-to-get-along-with-any-boss/