Be a Strategic Asset

The boss doesn’t always know that he or she needs you. He or she may never even ask or think about asking for your help. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t provide it as necessary.

If your boss has monumental decisions to make, he or she shouldn’t stand alone in that regard. The boss need not do it by herself or himself. Think of yourself as a strategic asset waiting to happen.

If you’re waiting to be asked, you’re not thinking beyond the moment for the boss, who could probably use your counsel more than he or she thinks. To provide effective counsel you need to be thinking and planning beyond the moment for the things that ...

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