Hi all thanks for your help.
I have looked at similar threads on this before about a reticent Boss.
Those threads were a few years old and am hoping for additional ideas.
My Boss is a High S and High I. I am much more of a High C and High I.
She recently challenged me to be a better manager so I came to Manger Tools.
Her biggest complaint is that I don't know my Directs very well and that I don't know what they are doing regularly.
I've listened to many Pod-casts and floated the idea to her that I'd like to start
Weekly Team meetings and weekly O3's.
She said she thinks our staff is mostly less formal and would not like O3's.
She is resistant to my conducting "more meetings" since meetings around here don't always go so well.
We have a small office and I only have 5 directs.
When I explained the purpose of O3's she asked why I don't build my relationship with my directs by walking around and talking with them instead.
I do go around for morning greetings and engage in the basic small talk. I smile and chit-chat in the break room - but I still feel that I don't my directs as well as MT suggests I should.
My Boss is against more meetings and thinks the O3 format is too formal and awkward. She is against formality and strict method approaches.
She is accusing me of not adapting my High C behavior to fit my direct's needs.
And that the O3 is just a formal way of doing what she does - walking around talking with folks. And that is what I should do more of instead.
Which is something I try and am not very good at apparently especially since she has asked me to be a better manager because I don't know what my Directs are up to.
Thanks for any input.