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month, in Managing Your Boss, Part I. If you want to partner with your
boss successfully and work together seamlessly, read on. If you missed
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Your Boss, Part II
How is your relationship
with your boss?
you’re asking yourself “what relationship?” read on.
a new boss, make it clear how you can help. Talk about how you
want to ease his/her transition into the company and outline areas where you
can contribute. Don’t wait for your boss to come to you. You can get
lost in the shuffle during the boss’s learning curve.
for what you want. This goes for money, a promotion or ownership
of a new project. Make sure you choose an appropriate time and have a well-prepared
case. Be prepared for a no. Hope for a yes. Be willing to negotiate. Know
what your fallback position is.
- Speaking of
negotiating, when was the last time you negotiated
with your boss? Most people run from negotiating. It’s too
confrontational. Did it ever occur to you that negotiating might be a strength
that your boss is looking for from you? Winners know how to negotiate. It’s
a crucial skill to have in your toolbox. Time to swallow the anxiety and do
- Do you feel
used, abused, and exhausted at work? What boundaries
have you created with your boss? Take a look at how you might be
allowing this to happen. Are you afraid to ask for what you need? Are you
using work as an excuse not to deal with other aspects of your life? Blaming
your boss for your inability to take charge of your life is unfair.
you feel smarter than your boss? Okay, maybe you are. How are you
going to use your smarts to position yourself for the next step, assuming
that’s what you want? And how will you do it without threatening your
boss? You need to earn your boss’s trust. This is a process that happens
over time. And be sure to continue to monitor your need to grandstand. Arrogance
is not a plus.
you need to be right? Can you see your boss’s point of view?
Are you willing to compromise your position for the good of the boss, department,
or company? Keeping the bigger picture in mind is key and shows commitment
to the team. So, ask yourself “do I want to be happy/successful or do
I want to be right?”
Finally, if you
truly do have an ogre for a boss, and nothing seems to work, get out! Sometimes
you need a fresh start with a new boss to create the kind of work environment
in which you can flourish.
If you missed last
month’s article, you
can read it here.