12 Tips For Making Your Boss Your Ally

12 Tips For Making Your Boss Your Ally

Martin Yate CPC
NY Times Bestseller
35 Years in
Career Managemen

Could the quality of your relationship with your boss affect your career success? Absolutely.  Your boss has a profound influence over your ability to climb the ladder at a new company and build a successful career. 

The 12 tips for making your boss your ally 
  • Understand what’s needed and deliver it on time and in the way your boss prefers.
  • Make it accurate and what is requested rather than what you can get away with.
  • Seek advice and accept constructive criticism gracefully.
  • Share the credit you receive for work well done.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally, honestly, and as often as your boss wants.
  • Be a reliable team member in thought, word, and deed.
  • Become the most reliable team member in thought, word, and deed.
  • Consistently make your boss look good to others through your words and deeds.
  • Thank your boss for either specific support on an endeavor or general encouragement.
  • Never assume a job is complete when you hand it in. Be prepared to revise, edit, or recast your work.
  • Increase your skills and expand your connectivity by volunteering for any interdepartmental projects or committees.
  • Look for orphan projects that no one wants but that you know your boss wants done.

Avoid these behaviors that could alienate your boss:
  • Don’t over-commit yourself to special projects to the point that your performance suffers.
  • Never display disloyalty. If you’re seeking a promotion your boss should know and be part of the program.
  • Ensure by your actions that others within your department know of your loyalty to them and to the department’s goals.
  • Never criticize your boss to other employees.
  • Take on orphan projects that you think will impress your boss without knowing if they actually will

NY Times Bestseller                                                                  Resume Services 
35 Years in careers                                                                    Webcasts
Fourteen  books                                                                         Career Management
Martin Yate
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