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Your Bosses Leadership Style | 4 Life Path
I received a request from a reader, asking about how to understand the style and traits of bosses by looking at the Life Path number.
(A shout-out to Chantel! Thanks for asking this question!)
Since I’ve not addressed this before, I thought I’d offer my take on it.
Not to complicate matters, yet I would also say, if you can find out the Expression (or Destiny) number of the person in question, that would be an even more complete way to understand leadership style.
(If, for some bizarre reason, you know both the Life Path and the Expression-Destiny number of your boss, read for both numbers to get a more expansive picture of your bosses leadership style).
Because the Expression-Destiny number indicates how you will go about doing what you do. It’s often a great gauge as to what kind of work or career you would be good at or will gravitate toward.
Knowing this aspect will give you an even clearer idea about leadership style than knowing just the Life Path. Although it’s fair to say that it might be much more challenging to discover the Expression-Destiny number of your boss or potential boss, given that it’s calculated from your full birth certificate name, not from your birth date.
With that said, let’s go!
4 Life Path: The Purveyor of Knowledge & Organizer
The 4 Life Path boss takes things very seriously. They’re the systems person and the one who understands the step-by-step processes it takes to get from Point A to Point Z. They’re at their highest and best when taking an organizational or managerial role in a business or enterprise where there are established rules of operation. The 4 isn’t as effective (usually) with risk or start-ups. The 4 thrives when they know the rules and regulations and improve on them to make the enterprise soar.
Style: The 4 Life Path is all about foundations, systems, structure, and following the steady path to building something substantial. They are the “slow and steady wins the race” people. Loyalty, honesty, and respect are key values for the 4 Life Path. They’re literal thinkers and often see things as “yes or no,” “black or white,” “this or that.” The 4 Life Path boss is demanding. They have high ideals about how things should be organized and they need everything to operate the way they say they should operate!
What they want and need from YOU (whether they know it or not!):
- They need people who can gently provide them with more creative or progressive ideas and ways of doing things.
- They need to be acknowledged for all the work they put in and all the knowledge they bring to the table.
- They want you to do what they tell you to do (or what you say you’re going to do) — and can be uncomfortable when someone directly contradicts them. A better way to approach this will be to request a time where you bring ideas (backed with supporting data) and ask for their opinion. Allow your 4 boss to work with you on this new idea while feeling they’re still in the driver’s seat.
- Solid and systematic
- Can be inflexible and self-limiting
- Can be emotionally detached and stubborn
- Direct and blunt
Biggest Nemesis: Rigid thinking and stubbornness. The 4 can put the “bossy” into the Boss!
Think of: Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey
Ideal: The 4 Life Path boss is all about getting it done and getting it done right. They’re serious about what they do and how they do it, yet are open to outside-of-the-box suggestions and are able to loosen up a bit along the way.