Friday, January 12, 2007

Rate The Boss

We loved Kelis' song Bossy last spring and summer. We thought Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was FABulous (we hope she wins the Golden Globe this weekend). And for those of a different generation, we loved Diana Ross' version of The Boss.

But when it comes to our real life boss, or head person in charge, we don't necessarily want them bossy... or difficult... or dishonest... or with less skills/smarts than we have... nor do we want to embody those characteristics when we become a boss.

My friend and colleague at the university, Dr. Lever, has a new survey up on MSNCB for Today Show and Elle Magazine: Rate Your Boss.

It's a legitimate survey, by a legitimate researcher into sex, relationships, and power, as I brought you last year with the Hot Monogamy and Let's Talk About Sex survey.

But this time, she studying who's the boss, our perception of the boss, and the role gender plays in our perceptions of who makes a better boss.

It's up for just a few more days, but you can know that when the results come out on Today Show this spring, you'll be part of the overall study.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to check out the survey.

I want my boss to be like Daniel Meade on Ugly Betty, only gay. And I'd settle to be his Thursday night.

whoever said...

Gee, I missed the Golden Globe awards.