STRATEGIES FOR Managing Your Boss

How might you work more effectively with your boss and take charge of your work and career, rather than remain passive? Here are eight strategies to get started.

Understanding Your Boss’s Communication Preferences

In order to manage your boss effectively, you should assess how your boss prefers to communicate. The golden rule says “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” While useful in many contexts to shape behavior, when it comes to communication, the golden rule can cause challenges. If you prefer to communicate through email but your boss would rather talk in person, then the golden rule will get you in trouble. The so-called platinum rule should apply here: “Treat others the way they want to be treated.” ...

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