With all the attention today on effective management techniques and the need to
Interpersonal skills, surprisingly, is one of the most important areas to advance in your career
Don’t Get Too Much – The Art of Managing Your Boss.
Managing your boss is not a matter of “polishing apples” or playing politics. It’s common
Work together to generate the best solutions for you, your boss and your company.
Many talented people are stuck in the old paradigm of expecting their boss to take over management
they. They take a passive, reactive attitude, waiting for guidance and support. they might
Complaining about a bad boss, but doing nothing to change things around herself. they don’t
Find out what small but essential steps they can take to establish a productive dialogue.
Don’t fall into this trap. Don’t assume your boss knows what you need for this
Do your job well. Don’t assume your actions are in sync with yours
expectations and priorities. Stay tuned. Communicates. Check things out.
Your most important working relationship
Your boss connects you to the rest of your company. When your relationship is doing well, you have it
The priorities will be in line with your company’s goals and you will be able to progress more quickly in your career.
If you want to influence the outcome of your relationship with your boss, you have to
Take responsibility. Waiting for your manager’s directions can hurt your chances in the end
Here are some action steps you can take in the meantime to build a file
A rewarding relationship with your boss.
- First determine your boss’s priorities Your boss’s opinion of you is crucial. By learning and paying attention to her priorities and goals, she becomes more valuable. This does not mean that you need to agree with everything your boss says. When handled properly, disagreements can build your credibility and earn you more support.
- Ask WIIFH? – Before you present your ideas to your boss, ask, “What’s the use of it?” Think about how your activities can further your boss’ goals and priorities. When you can relate your activities to the benefits to your boss, you are more likely to get support for what you need.
- Under promise and over deliver Always be conservative in your commitments. There is a natural tendency to impress and please others by making big promises. However, no matter how much you actually achieve, if you don’t live up to the expectations you set, you can’t help but damage your reputation. When you keep your promises or over-deliver, you build credibility in the eyes of your superiors.
- Don’t just focus on the problems – Yes, your boss is busy. But just because you’re lucky to have a few moments, doesn’t mean you should focus only on the hardships. Make sure your regular meetings include discussions about positive performance.
- View solutions Never take a problem to your boss without offering possible solutions at the same time. This gives you an opportunity to showcase your problem-solving ability. It is helpful to look for ways to develop your creativity and view problems from different angles.
- Learn how to solicit feedback effectively It is important to get regular feedback from your boss. If you don’t, you risk being surprised by your own performance evaluations. However, how you go about asking for feedback is important and depends on your boss’s personality and style.
Everything you achieve in your career you will achieve through relationships with
others. And no relationship can have a greater impact on your career than yours
Relationship with your boss.
Today, relationship strategies rule the world. It is up to you to learn and apply
them, to maximize performance and achieve the results you want.