Do you ever watch that show Undercover Boss and wonder what would happen if you went undercover? What would your employees say about you? Would they think you were fair and supportive, or a tight-ass? What do you think your management style is? Could there be room for improvement, or is there no reason to do anything differently than you're doing?
Unfortunately, not everybody can get on a reality TV show to find out how they are as a boss. Luckily, this is where the stars can be very helpful. Our astrological signs can tell us a lot about our characteristics, personality traits, and behaviors.
Here are some clues to your strengths, weaknesses, and interactive style as a boss, according to your zodiac sign. The stars may think you're perfectly suited to a job in upper management or they may suggest you change jobs to something where the only person you're in charge of is yourself.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Strengths: Aries are vibrant, strong-willed, enthusiastic, competitive, very clear with directions, and will let their employees act on their own — as long as the employee completely understands their task.
Weaknesses: Aries can miss things, can be unobservant and inattentive, stress out easily, and sometimes take risks that are too big.
Interactive style: Aries bosses get in your face, as they have no trouble with confrontation or being blunt. They pull no punches.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Strengths: Taureans are very stable, consistent, honest, patient, and methodical.
Weaknesses: As bosses, they can be extremely inflexible, insensitive, and don't take kindly to an employee who doesn't follow the rules to the letter.
Interactive style: While a Taurus can have a very hands-on management style, they have no problem being behind the scenes and letting their employees run things, as long as they run smoothly. But since the Taurus boss has taken the time to properly train their employees, everything usually does run as it should.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Strengths: Bosses born under the sign of the twins are optimistic, communicative, bright, and full of energy. They're great at delegating authority but will want to make the final decision on all important matters.
Weaknesses: Gemini would rather be part of a team rather than lead one. They get bored easily if things aren't fast paced enough for them, and absolutely can't handle tedious or repetitive work.
Interactive style: They are direct without being blunt, are adaptable, and will not only listen to their employee's suggestions and ideas but will seriously consider them.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Strengths: Cancer bosses give great advice, handle responsibility with ease, and are fantastic at thinking outside of the box as far as problem-solving goes.
Weaknesses: Cancers can be very demanding, and can be picky when it comes to a report or project. An employee of a Cancer can never hope that their boss won't notice a typo or an error, because not only will they notice, they'll fixate on it.
Interactive style: Cancer bosses understand what you're going through because they're very empathetic. They know that they don't need to bully you to get you to give them your best work.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Strengths: Like the mighty lion, Leos are known for leading their companies into success and high profits. They're fearless, inspiring and fiercely independent.
Weaknesses: As bosses, Leos can be awfully high-maintenance. They're known for being egotistical, power-hungry and have no problem taking all of the credit.
Interactive style: Leos like to be liked, so they deal with people in a friendly, open and generous manner.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Strengths: Virgos are very detail-orientated — nothing gets overlooked by them. They have fantastic memories and are very pragmatic and logical.
Weaknesses: Virgo bosses have perfectionism issues, and since human beings are flawed, this can sometimes lead to problems.
Interactive style: Generally, Virgos are easy to get along with, but sometimes they can be a little too economical with their wording and can come across as a little obtuse.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Strengths: People who love people are Libras. They're popular, charismatic, enormously likeable, and have a very cooperative nature.
Weaknesses: Libras are so invested in being liked by their employees that it can actually hurt them. Libra bosses can be exceedingly needy, conceited, and self-defeating.
Interactive style: A Libra boss is almost always agreeable, charming and gracious — not what you can usually expect from upper management.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Strengths: Scorpios are intense, can concentrate like nobody's business and have laser-like focus. They're protective and powerful.
Weaknesses: Scorpio bosses can be tight-asses and set impossibly high standards for their employees. They'd rather you just admit you failed at a task rather than try to pass off crappy work. They can be inflexible, unforgiving and harsh.
Interactive style: When in work mode, Scorpio can be too serious. They're always in the driver's seat and have no patience for their colleagues or employees to question or undermine their authority.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Strengths: Sagittarians are ethical, high energy, outgoing, and are excellent decision makers. They're fair and easy going bosses.
Weaknesses: The problem with Sagittarian bosses is that they aren't always suited to be in charge. The Sagittarian boss is prone to go off suddenly in their own, totally new direction and it can be difficult for their employees to keep up with them.
Interactive style: They're independent, individualistic and impulsive, and it can be challenging for an employee to know exactly what their boss wants from them.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Strengths: Capricorns are very ambitious and thrive on challenges.
Weaknesses: Capricorn bosses want to be obeyed without question and under no circumstance will they allow anyone to undermine their authority. They can be insensitive and stubborn.
Interactive style: Capricorns don't suffer fools, and are very authoritarian, commanding and firm in the way they deal with others.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Strengths: They're intelligent, and practice openness and love of avant-garde ideas. This doesn't make them especially suitable to be bosses. In fact, the Aquarian boss is a very rare thing.
Weaknesses: Since an Aquarian has so many ideas flying around in their head, they have a tendency to be impatient, erratic, and impulsive.
Interactive style: It's impossible to predict how an Aquarius is going to interact with someone. It all depends on their mood and time of day.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Strengths: Pisces are wise, creative, intuitive, and passionate. Although they have the reputation for being ultra-relaxed and bad with money, money-making actually comes naturally to them.
Weaknesses: Pisceans can be easily manipulated, oversensitive and overprotective.
Interactive style: Pisces tend to communicate in a relaxed and adaptable manner.