Dealing with a difficult boss

Bosses can be difficult in a wide range of ways. For instance, they may constantly change their minds, be unavailable, or micromanage every aspect of their people’s work. Some might even verbally abuse employees or manipulate direct reports with promises… Read More ›

Giving your boss feedback

You see your boss in a variety of settings, client and team meetings, presentations, one-on-ones, negotiations. That gives you insight into his or her strengths and weaknesses and their impact on others. You may wonder if you should share your… Read More ›

How to establish credibility

It’s a note worth taking a look at. Credibility is the cornerstone of persuasion and negotiation. If you don’t have it, your boss may not commit time or resources to ideas you’re proposing. Credibility can be understood like this: Trust… Read More ›

Asking boss for what you want

Many people feel uncomfortable approaching their bosses to discuss salary, promotions, and professional development opportunities. But unless you do, you are unlikely to get what you want. By discussing your needs, you open the door to a win-win situation: You… Read More ›

Your boss expectation of you

I’m sure that almost everyone at some point in their career life wondering about their bosses expectation of them. At a minimum, your boss expects you to – Produce. You need to create the expected results your boss has to answer… Read More ›