Managing the Boss

Sorting through files can seem like an archeological dig. Every time someone new comes in, that person doesn’t understand the previous system and builds a new set of files—electronic and paper—on top. 
Speaking up about an unhappy situation at work could be the best thing you do, for the boss, the team and yourself. Good bosses reward positive role models, dole out praise, promotions and choice assignments to individuals who contribute to a supportive work environment.
Here’s how to prevent your boss’s presentation from being memorable only because of equipment problems.
Busy bosses expect you to read their minds. They rush from appointment to appointment and rarely find time to tell you what you need to know.
Disagree with the boss? Some managers say they can’t do it. Some won’t. Some wish they could. And some say it’s not necessary. But in our experience, the boss isn’t always right—and sometimes needs feedback to tell him so.
If the worst part of your job is your boss—someone who pits staff members against one another, steals credit and doesn’t support you—take this advice from the career experts at Bernard Haldane Associates…

Estimate appointment delays.

April 1, 2004 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

What to do when your boss is late.
It sounds like mission impossible: ensuring that your boss has time for priority work and that he or she never arrives late for a meeting. But you wield much more control than entering appointments on a calendar and reminding the boss what’s coming on the schedule. Help the days flow smoothly by building and managing the calendar better. Here’s how…
Feel like your ideas are falling on deaf ears? Maybe it’s your sales pitch, not the proposal. Focus your “pitch” with these tactics:
Do you get the feeling your boss doesn’t want to be interrupted, but then gets annoyed that he’s out of the loop? One boss, Claudia Noble, president of Philadelphia-based Noble-Roberts Associates says, “One of the best ways to communicate with your boss is through …”