Maintaining a positive relationship with your co-workers can be rewarding. It can make your day-to-day job more manageable and help you advance your career. Remember to apply this principle when leading your boss too. It is not easy to manage your manager. However, with proper preparation, you can take steps to reshape your relationship with your leader in ways that will add to your job satisfaction. In this article at Rebel’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin shares some valuable tips to lead your manager.
Tips to Effectively Manage Your Manager
Establish a Strong Work Ethic
Establishing a solid work ethic is one of the best ways to manage your manager. When you do your job well, you allow your manager to demonstrate work progress in staff meetings. It is considered professional capital and a point of pride for leaders.
Respect Time to Manage Your Manager
Begin and end your meetings or presentations on time. Set the agenda in advance so your boss knows what points you will cover during discussions. Be well prepared and do not get off track. Lead the meeting and follow up accordingly. This demonstrates that you value and appreciate your manager’s time.
Take Charge of Your Work
Keep your commitments. Meet deadlines ahead of time. If you cannot achieve your interim goals, ask for help or seek out training. Ensure to keep your boss in the loop about the work progress. These simple strategies make you look accountable for your tasks and strengthen your professional relationship with your boss.
Apply Solution-Oriented Problem Solving
If you ever face project-related problems, try finding solutions yourself before seeking your manager’s insight. “Do not fear having thoughts of your own. If your solution is not the most efficient, it is better than allowing someone else to have all the ideas,” says Harrin. Being solution-oriented demonstrates that you are a trustworthy candidate.
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