Tips on how to survive a dominant boss
2. Stay Busy
Try to display a sense of urgency while on the job. What you might believe is team building (chilling by the water cooler to catch up on last weekend's activities) is viewed as a goofing off by your boss. Preferring a task-oriented work environment, your boss wants to know you're getting things done. If you've never used a to-do list, it's time to start.