Getting your boss to love you

By Eric Barker via http://theweek.com/   Article

The art and science of getting your boss to love you

“If your boss is happy with you, everybody will be happy. If your boss isn’t happy with you, I don’t care what else you’re doing, you’re going to have trouble. … Here’s how to become great in your boss’s eyes:

1) Take 100 percent responsibility for the relationship

… If there’s a problem between you two, you need to fix it. Always. …

2) Have regular interaction

You can’t impress people who don’t know what you do all day. …

3) Find out what your boss cares about — and do that

Don’t do what you think is important, do what they think is important. …

4) Make your accomplishments known

5) Make your boss look good

6) Make your boss’s life easier

This is your real job description. …

7) Manage expectations

8) Have things in common with your boss

This is just human nature: We all like people who are similar to us. …

9) No surprises

Not knowing what is going on is lethal to a person in a position of power. …

10) Complain… twice a year

… If you’ve done all the other things on this list for 6 months to a year, a good boss will be eager to help you with problems.”

 

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