image What behaviors does he reward?

Just like anyone else, your boss values some behaviors more than others. When it comes to your work style or behavior, do you know what he likes and doesn’t like? This insight is critical to establishing a good working relationship. Obviously, if you’re doing things that annoy him, that’s not going to create a solid foundation. You need to learn his preferences and try to work within those boundaries. Yes, that might mean adapting your style a bit, but if you want to improve the relationship, you need to figure out what he wants from you, and make adjustments.

For example, how does he feel about being on time for ...

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