The Sagittarius Boss - Traits and Characteristics

Active and outspoken, Sagittarians believe in looking at the brighter side of things. People with this Zodiac sign are born between 22nd November and 21st December. Though sometimes you may find their energy rather overwhelming, there is a lot you can learn working for a Sagittarius boss.

Innate optimism

The chief pleasure of having a Sagittarius as a boss is being around a sunny, lively personality. Sagittarians are nothing if not optimistic. If you are working for a person born into this zodiac, you will find that even the worst kind of Monday traffic or the rainiest of days in autumn is unlikely to dampen his/her pleasure in seeing you or other employees at the workplace. They are ready to greet an unpleasant experience with the same smile that they would lavish on a happy outcome. This positive outlook is one of the most attractive qualities in Sagittarians, especially when compared to the arid perfectionism of a Virgo or the barely-held temper of a Scorpio boss. Above all the sunshine Sagittarius temperament is a great advantage when you have made a minor goof up at work and find that your boss is willing to look past it and encourage you to do better.

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Less concern with the practical

The downside of the proverbial Sagittarian optimism is that they tend to forget the practical side of life. With Jupiter as the ruling planet, a Sagittarian is thought to be Luck’s favorite child and therefore can be often found taking several risks or neglecting safeguards which generally informs the actions of rational people. And incredibly enough they even emerge unscathed in the end. Likewise your Sagittarius boss may discover that nothing has been filched even though he/she left the confidential papers in the conference room after the meeting. Or just when you and other employees thought that an important contract has been lost, you may be surprised to find your boss pull it off by tapping into his/her home-town network or something similar. However this recurrent and excessive dependence on luck might make for a workplace environment where crucial qualities like discipline, hard work and realism are perhaps missing.

A thirst for knowledge

Yet another reason why your Sagittarius boss has made it so far despite his/her bent for the impractical is perhaps because his/her brilliant mind. A thirst for knowledge is what distinguishes a Sagittarian from someone who is merely happy-go-lucky. If the person you are working for has an unquenchable desire to learn about everything new that he comes across and push the limits of what is realistically possible at the workplace, chances are that he/she is a Sagittarian. Like the Archer which symbolizes this zodiac sign, a Sagittarius aims high at the star of knowledge and reaches for all that is waiting to be discovered. Such people usually excel in teaching, research, planning and all other professions which thrive on the workings of a vigorous, innovative mind. If you wish to impress your Sagittarius boss, give evidence of your intellectual leanings as well. Discuss with him his favorite books, rock bands and historical figures. You may find that the great explorers of seventeenth century Europe or the stalwarts of sixteenth century Renaissance constitute his ideal characters from the past.

Liberal nature

The best part about a Sagittarian’s search for knowledge is that it makes them liberal and open-minded. Unlike a Virgo’s meticulous scholarship which has a tendency to slide into pedantry, a Sagittarius exults in a more humanist and inclusive outlook. So you may find your Sagittarius CEO interested in ways that the lot of the workers at the manufacturing plant can be bettered instead of focusing merely on increasing the company bottom-line. And if you are keen on being on the right side of your boss, make sure they know that you are more than the sum of your college degrees. Cultivate a sympathetic and open-hearted approach to work that benefits employees at all levels. And even if you cannot do all this, be certain to stay away from a mean and cut-throat approach which might land you lucrative contracts but goes against the humanist and liberal outlook of your boss.

An inherent restlessness

The desire for crossing newer horizons which makes the Sagittarius a much-read and much-travelled personality can also inject a sort of restlessness in them. One of the most notable ways this is evident is in their love of travel which involves heading for unknown destinations and absorbing new experiences. At times you may find your boss too taking off for long vacations and not necessarily family ones. However where you are more likely to notice this restlessness is in their impatience with living and working according to an artificially enforced routine. From time to time, they may need a change of scene to recharge themselves since being stuck in one task or place for long periods can make them feel tied down and claustrophobic. So you may find your boss actively considering taking up a vacancy in another part of the country or perhaps the world even though they are doing well at their present appointment. What you can do to cope with your boss’s restlessness is avoid bothering them with mundane details at work and instead absorb the outpourings of their eager inquisitive mind.

An outspoken nature

One of the most unnerving parts of working with a Sagittarius boss is being at the receiving end of their frank, outspoken natures. While a Libra boss may be gentler in pointing out a mistake on your part, try not to expect any such diplomacy from a Sagittarius. These people have a penchant for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time – so you may have broken up with your spouse of seven years and yet instead of sympathizing with you, your boss might point out that a woman who tries to flirt with her husband’s boss is hardly worth keeping anyway. Such a tendency of faux pas might make your cringe and even reduce you to tears when you are already overwrought, but remember that a Sagittarian’s outspokenness is never motivated by malice. It is merely an expression of their honest natures which abhor any kind of hypocrisy or duplicity.