Lea McLeod is an author and career coach who helps clients work through issues with difficult coworkers and bosses.
If you want to be successful at work, McLead says it’s key to see your boss as an ally rather than an adversary, even if the two of you don’t see eye to eye on certain tasks.
On a frequent basis, you should be asking your boss what their short- and long-term goals are, and how you can help them accomplish new initiatives.
Asking these questions will show your boss that you care about the well-being of the company as well as your own career path, and will encourage them to ask for your feedback on what they can do better themselves.
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When my client Sarah contacted me to work out some issues at her job, I didn’t think it would be a very tough assignment. After all, she was bright, good at what she did, and committed to being successful.
The trouble, she explained, was her difficult boss: She saw him as an obstacle that she had to work around to achieve her goals, rather than an essential part (or, frankly, any part) of her success.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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