How to Manage Your Boss 1= Knowing your Boss

  

Your relationship with your boss is probably the most important relationship you have at work. So it needs to be excellent. You don’t have to be best mates outside working hours, but you do need to get on well at work, and to trust and respect each other personally and professionally.

 The better you understand each other, the more enjoyable, easy and rewarding it will be working together.

 A good boss will be working hard at this relationship, and you need to work at it too. Not only will the relationship be far better if you are both giving it your best, but you are in a position to make the biggest contribution.

 After all, you have only one direct boss (or perhaps two at most) to concentrate on, while your boss may have several team members to build relationships with. If you’re also a manager yourself, you’ll recognise this difference in your approach between your boss and your team members.

 And in the end, you have more to lose if the relationship doesn’t gel.

 You rely on your boss for motivation, support, pay rises, promotion, even the fact that you have a job in the organisation at all. Your boss doesn’t need you as badly as you need them. It stands to reason, then,

 that the onus is on you to make sure that you and your boss make a great team.

A good boss will be working hard at this relationship, and you need to work at it too. The first thing you need to do is to get inside your boss’s head. If you don’t understand what makes  them tick, you can’t hope to understand how to manage them.

Managing your boss is all about making their relationship with you  simple and rewarding. The aim is that the boss should look up with pleasure when you walk into the room, knowing that you’ll be easy to get on with, co-operative, positive, reliable and trustworthy. If you and your boss both fit this description already, you’re very lucky. What is more likely is that you’ll get on in certain areas but there will be others where your work styles clash or your personalities sometimes rub each other up the wrong way. When this is the case, you need to learn how to manage your boss to remove whatever is getting in the way of the

perfect relationship.

 

The first thing you need to do is to get inside your boss’s head. If you don’t understand what makes them tick, you can’t hope to understand how to manage them. Part of this includes understanding the pressures they are under, so you also need to learn about your boss’s boss – what makes them tick and how they relate to your boss.

 

Once you’ve identified what’s going on from your boss’s perspective, you need to look at your own position. When you run into problems with your boss, is it always because they are difficult, or might it sometimes be that you are unwittingly contributing to the problem? Once you’ve identified any shortcomings in yourself, you can address them.

 

Every boss is different, but there are certain skills you need in order to manage any boss successfully. Some of them you need to use constantly– such as assertiveness and good listening – while others you will need only occasionally, such as handling your own emotions when they run high, or addressing tricky topics with your boss without causing confrontation.

 

The first thing you need to do is to get inside your boss’s head. If you don’t understand what makes them tick, you can’t hope to understand how to manage them.

 

And then, of course, there are the problem bosses. Maybe they are only a problem some of the time, but there’s no denying that certain bosses have some unsavoury characteristics, from throwing tantrums to putting you down in public. If your boss exhibits any of these unfortunate traits, you need to know how to set about eliminating the problem.

 

 

 How to Manage Your Boss articles will tell you everything you need to know to ensure your relationship with your boss is a long and happy one. And when the success of your relationship leads to promotion and new challenges, you’ll have all the skills you need to manage the next boss, and the next one.

 

The final step will be to make sure each member of your team (if you have one) reads these articles, not only to show what an enlightened boss you are, but also to make sure that you have a team which is as easy,enjoyable and rewarding to manage as you deserve.

 

Part 1)

Knowing your boss

 

If you want a first class relationship with your boss, you have to start by getting to know them. You need to learn what makes them tick and, to understand the pressures on them, you also have to understand what makes their boss tick. Only once you understand what you’re dealing with can you go on to look at the relationship between the two of you. Then you can really get on with managing the boss and creating the perfect working relationship.

 

Understanding your boss

A good relationship with your boss is more important for you than it is for them. You have more to lose from a poor relationship than they have. And on top of that, you have only one immediate boss (or maybe two), while they almost certainly have more than just you in their team.

 

So you’re going to have to make the running here.

Your first step is to get to know your boss. I don’t mean socially – I mean you need to be able to see the relationship from your boss’s perspective.

You need to know how they operate and what is important to them at work. To do this, you need to answer certain questions:

_ What does the boss actually do?

_ What sort of boss are they?

_ What are their strengths and weaknesses?

_ How does your boss communicate?

_ What motivates your boss?

_ What stresses your boss?

You can answer these questions easily with a bit of thought – they’re not going to take you weeks of research. Even if you or the boss are new to the job, you can still find out what you don’t know with a bit of observation and perhaps a few strategic questions to your colleagues.

 

 

Sales Tips

 

·         Know ur boss

·         Know ur Boss’s Type

·         Selling Tips

·         Successful Selling  goes beyond sales Training

·         Selling Strategically

·         Open plan selling

·         Examples of how to improve ur selling skills

·         Changing Face of Selling

·         The seven Steps of Selling

 

 

Manager Tips

 

·         Delegation

·         Project Management Process

·         Time Management Tips

·         Running Workshops for motivation & Team Building & improving performance

·         Running Meeting

·         Teamwork & team building games ideas

·         the glass half full & half empty

 

Marketing Tips

·         Motivate your  Team

·         Running Training Information Events

·         Multiple Intelligences Theories. Which one you are?

·         How to make a Questionnaires for your staff or customers

·         How to make a newsletter for your Staff or Customers

·         How to choose an advertising media

·         Tricks of the trade Guidelines Advertising

·         Principles of the Advertising design process

·         Advertising Design Tips

·         Branding  Advertising  Promotion

·         Marketing is more than Selling

·         Marketing Planning

·         Hierarchy of Marketing Business Planning Stages

·         External Agency role in Design Production

 

Mahmoud Bahgat

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