Knowing the person/people you support is half the battle 😊
Are they an Ally – someone who supports your efforts
Do they help Enable – is there role functional and does it help you fulfil your role
Are they a Strategic Connection – a person who can help you navigate situations or diverse work dynamics.
Are they a Blocker – a person that resists or challenges and may need more attention.
Defining the Category your Stakeholder/Manager fits with goes a long way to help you in your connection and also how you interact with them on a day-to-day basis. Step changing your style when dealing with each of the different personalities you define can make the relationships much more productive.