What to do in the office if you have a Leo coworker? Read this article to find out, and get some special tips if they’re your boss or direct report!
Characteristics of a Leo
Do you have a Leo coworker and and want to how to get along with him (or her)? This article uses your coworker’s astrology sign to give you tips on what you might want to try. Leos are generally characterized by being brave, adventurous, fun. They also tend to be very opinionated and can be a leader in some situations. Leos in the workplace tend to be leaders because they are usually the ones who make decisions and take action.
However, it is important that you do not let this lead to arrogance or overconfidence. You should always keep in mind that Leo’s are naturally inclined towards leadership so don’t expect them to just be quiet and follow!
What if I’m getting along with my Leo coworker?
If you have a Leo coworker, then he/she will probably be very friendly and outgoing. He/she may even seem like a lot of fun. The problem is, Leo’s are prone to be stubborn at times and will often put their own agenda ahead of yours. It is best to avoid conflicts with your Leo coworker since it could result in a loss of face for both of you.
What if I’m having conflict with my Leo coworker?
If you have a Leo coworker, then he/she will likely be very aggressive and pushy when necessary. If you are having a conflict with this style, then the best way to resolve this conflict is by taking things down a notch by being just a bit calmer than him/her (but not totally calm). You’ll find that by being a bit calmer, you’ll lead your coworker to being calmer as well. This will help to diffuse the situation and allow you both to talk about the conflict in a more civilized manner.
After your Leo coworker becomes calmer, then you may want to consider joining forces with him/her in order to get the job done. This will ensure that you are both on the same page and working towards the same goal.
What if I have a feedback for my Leo coworker?
If you have feedback for your Leo coworker, then you may want to consider asking them in private. This is because they tend to be very dramatic when answering questions and may become a bit overbearing in front of others. This can be a bit embarrassing and it is also possible that your question may become the subject of great debate.
What if I want to give my Leo coworker constructive criticism?
If you have some constructive criticism for your Leo coworker, then you will want to do so in person. Instead, if you give criticism over email or text, then the message may be misinterpreted and you may end up worsening the problem. When you talk to your coworker in person you can read your Leo coworker’s reaction and adjust accordingly.
What if I find that my direct report is a Leo (I’m his/her boss)?
If you’re managing a Leo, the top five tips are: Be prepared for drama. Be prepared to make sacrifices. Be prepared to take the lead. Be prepared to be challenged. Be prepared to be loved.
What if I want to celebrate my Leo coworker’s birthday?
If you want to celebrate your Leo’s birthday, then you may want to throw him/her a surprise party. This is because Leos tend to like attention and will enjoy the fact that you went through the trouble of throwing a surprise party for them.
What if I find out that my boss is a Leo?
If you find out that your boss is a Leo, then you may want to tread lightly. This is because they are very dramatic and like to be in the center of attention. As such, you may want to make sure that you don’t step on any of their “flags”. If you do step on one of their flags, then they may become very angry at you.
Armed with these tips, hopefully you’re well on your way to getting along with your Leo coworker.