I’ve worked for bosses that are visionaries, and I tend to let myself think this way regularly. Staying on-task is ultimate, but thinking outside the box is a valuable asset in our competitive environment.
One of the management styles I possess for sure is the concept of an open environment welcoming ideas and free discussion. I mean, why would you not open the floor to the dynamic team that you’ve assembled around you? Why stifle their great ideas?
Mindmapping ideas as a team is a sure way to flesh out those that should make the cut and head for further planning or R&D.
Visionary bosses can be exciting, fun, and innovative. They can also feel overwhelming when there’s no way that you can keep up with all of their creative ideas.
Working with a boss who has a constant flow of creative ideas can be stimulating — or debilitating. By using these four strategies, you can leverage your boss’s creative strengths while minimizing the stress and frustration of trying to keep up.
- Foster Mutual Respect
- Recognize Not All Ideas Require Action
- Explain the Time Commitment
- Come Back to the Plan