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Types of Subordinates

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My view on Leaders & Subordinates.
Date: July 29, 2019

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Types of Subordinates

  1. 1. Types of Subordinates Shiv - ABG
  2. 2. What makes a subordinate valuable to the boss? • Flexible • Interesting to chat with • A good Listener • Provides alternative possibilities to questions • Keeps the ball in play, doesn’t drop the ball • Does the work, keeps his commitments, goes beyond • Reminds the boss ahead of a deadline • Serves without being servile
  3. 3. Types of subordinates we see at work
  4. 4. 1. The Bureaucrat subordinate • Plays by the rule book • Inflexible even when the situation needs flexibility • He has a rule for every suggestion • Goes round and round in circles • Delegates up if there is a decision to be made • Has mastery of the past, but lacks vision for the future
  5. 5. 2. The Excuse giving subordinate • Finds the most plausible reason for not doing something • Finds the best reason to ascribe to for failure of some initiative • Plays victim when it suits him/her • It is always someone else’s problem • Rarely shows full end to end ownership • Owns parts that suit him/her • Needs high follow up • Low self awareness
  6. 6. 3. The limelight seeker • Makes a mountain out of everything he/she does • Always drops the right names or jargon or event to seek attention or sound superior • Sometimes subtle, but many times blatant about his contribution • Does his/her job as long as he/she sees tangible benefit
  7. 7. 4. The Rule breaker • Always breaking some rule or the other/ cutting corners / jugaad • Not someone who can be disciplined about process and work • Too clever by half • Sometimes achieves results, but what he/she leaves behind as they wake is always a problem • One gets more surprises after he/she leaves the role
  8. 8. 5. The work shirker • Takes all the leave possible, ensures that not a single day is given back to the company • Work is incidental, it gives a salary • Smart way of managing work and commitments • Takes a lot of extra time as commitment from his/her side • Doesn’t work to potential but has ambition beyond potential
  9. 9. 6. The Hyper sensitive subordinate • Every challenge is seen as a threat by this person • High emotional maintenance person • Cannot accept constructive feedback • The first to complain to others and pull others down
  10. 10. 6. The boss managing subordinate • Knows how to manage the boss and his/her needs • Makes the boss look good • Changes with the wind when there is a new boss • Their view is the boss’s view • Sees himself/herself as the alter ego of the boss • Puts others down for the boss to look good
  11. 11. 7. The company subordinate • Works diligently for the company • Hi energy, hi enthusiasm, doesn’t shirk responsibility or accountability • Always puts up his hand to take on more for the company • Owns the company agenda • Gives peers credit, doesn’t compete and run down his peers • Keeps boss informed before bad news hits the company • Good negotiator • Gets things done for the company • Thorough in approach, meets deadlines • Doesn’t need reminding/follow up
  12. 12. Every person is a subordinate to someone, including a CEO who is a subordinate to the board, think of how you might be coming across as a subordinate, not too late to change !