Managing Your Boss – new careers podcast episode
post # 295 — January 29, 2007 — a General post
Managing the boss is a critical skill that everyone needs to learn early in our careers, but most professionals neglect — to their regret. Once you master the art of managing your boss, you can enjoy your job more, experience less stress and ambiguity about your assignments, and increase your career success.
My latest podcast episode, entitled Managing Your Boss, explores specific suggestions to help you take more initiative and excel at your assignments to improve your work relationship with your boss.
In this episode, I am also pleased to include several excellent tips on managing your boss that were sent in by readers of this blog. I would like to offer a special thanks for their contributions to Arnoud Martens, James Cherkoff, Ken Hedberg, Liz Zitzow, Shawn Callahan, Brendan Connelly, and Kathleen DeFilippo.
00:31 — Learning to receive assignments well
01:42 — 11-point checklist to clarify your assignments
06:21 — Tips from David’s readers’ on how to manage your boss
07:00 — ArnoudMartens: show respect
07:38 — Theimportance of taking initiative
09:19 — James Cherkoff: how to make your boss’s job easier
12:04 — KenHedberg: 4 tips on managing up
13:45 — Liz Zitzow: make your boss lookgood
14:50 — Shawn Callahan: match your boss’s communication style
15:30 — Brendan Connelly: commit to weekly status reports
16:03 — Kathleen DeFilippo: take responsibility
16:48 — A taking initiative success story
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