Career Managing Up → Nitpickers: Strategies

Check yourself first, Are you the one being nitpicked? If you're mistake prone, clean it up.

Learn what they like.

Ask about their preferences, standards, and expectations.

Adopt their high standards and stick to them.

Learn to accept that is who they are.

Pay attention to when, where, and how your Seagull poops.

Anticipate and plan for the swoop.

Keep your Seagull Boss in the loop.

Keep calm and carry on.

Resist the urge to resist no mater what as resistance won't change his behaviour.