Managing the Boss

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Looking for ways to make your boss’s life a little easier on the road? Svilen Petrov, writing at Wings Journal, shares these business travel tips from frequent traveler Eric Pulier.
A friendly relationship with a boss or someone in upper management can have career benefits. However, it can be a problem when your boss becomes too friendly. Here are some tips for keeping your relationship professional.
It’s easy to think your boss should be smarter and better at most things than you are, but most of them are people just like you, writes Linda Coussement.
No one wants to be on the boss’ bad side. Here are some tips to mend an injured relationship with your manager.
Being a good manager of your boss is a skill that can propel you and your organization forward, but how and when do you take the lead with your supervisor?

How to speak ‘boss’

March 2, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

Chances are your boss has said something at some point that made you think, “What does that really mean?” Well, you shouldn’t have to think twice.
Remember that feedback should travel up the ladder as well as down.
When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.
Maria Scala is a legal assistant at Scarinci Hollenbeck, which has locations in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. She started there a year and a half ago on the recommendation of a friend with whom she worked at another law firm.
Your relationships in the workplace often dictate how well you work and how enjoyable work is.

Coping with a workaholic boss

June 27, 2016 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

A workaholic boss can make you feel the need to constantly work, but understanding your job, limits, and boundaries will help you cope.

Are you smarter than your boss?

April 8, 2016 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

Your boss has a lot of say over your job, but what happens when you’re pretty sure you know better?
Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company. Recently I’ve come to realize that while my boss and I do get along, he’s kind of a classic jerk—and everyone warned me about it. He’s rude, condescending, argumentative and sometimes just plain mean, but he seems to get away with a lot because he’s apparently terrific at bringing in profits. Does anyone but me feel there’s something not right about working so hard for someone you find personally offensive, even if you need the paycheck and your work relationship is perfectly functional?” – Valerie, Administrative Assistant
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