5 Conversations You Must
Have With A New Boss
Original article by Michelle Baker
Congratulations! You're
starting a new job. It’s an
exciting time, sure, but also
an uncertain time.
There are so many
questions:
● Will my responsibilities match the
job description?
● Will I mesh with the new team?
● Will...
These are questions that time and on-the-job
experience will answer, right?
Sure... to an extent.
While time and "just jumping in" with the team
will ease some of those new-hire insecurities,
the key element to beginning...
Regardless of the "rockstar" status you
possess in your industry or with a previous job,
your prestigious degree, or even ...
Here are five simple
conversations you should
initiate with your manager,
as you start a new role...
1. Why Me?
Naturally, you were the most qualified among
the applicants, right? Chances are, more went
into the decision than simply y...
The hiring manager saw something in you that
s/he felt would add value to the team. Find out
why you were chosen, and spen...
2. How Can I learn?
Onboarding does not end with New Employee
Orientation. Orientation is an event.
Onboarding is a process - a learning proce...
Like any new job, there is so much to learn
about the company you've just joined, the team
you are now a part of, and the ...
3. What's The Plan?
Chances are your manager had a plan in place
prior to your arrival. Spend time with your
manager discussing this plan.
See...
Ask your manager what your departmental and
organizational objectives are, and ensure that
your personal goals are clearly...
4. I Need Your Feedback,
And You Need Mine
Transparency is a key element to any
successful relationship.
Asking your manager for feedback and
guidance will strengthe...
While receiving feedback is important, so is
providing feedback to your manager. This
transparency breeds trust between an...
5. Be My Champion, And I'll Be Yours
One of the greatest things an employee can do
is to make his/her manager look good. To make
that manager's job a bit easie...
What are you doing to support your manager?
What are his goals for his own role - or for his
future path within the organi...
Five simple conversations. Five opportunities to
clarify expectations and build a solid
partnership from the beginning. Ta...
Read The Original Article!
We hope you enjoyed this presentation!
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Michelle Bake...
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  1. 1. 5 Conversations You Must Have With A New Boss Original article by Michelle Baker
  2. 2. Congratulations! You're starting a new job. It’s an exciting time, sure, but also an uncertain time.
  3. 3. There are so many questions: ● Will my responsibilities match the job description? ● Will I mesh with the new team? ● Will they recognize my prior experience? ● Will I be successful in my new role?
  4. 4. These are questions that time and on-the-job experience will answer, right? Sure... to an extent.
  5. 5. While time and "just jumping in" with the team will ease some of those new-hire insecurities, the key element to beginning a new role is building a solid relationship with your manager.
  6. 6. Regardless of the "rockstar" status you possess in your industry or with a previous job, your prestigious degree, or even the years of experience that fill your resume, your manager is the gateway to success in your new role.
  7. 7. Here are five simple conversations you should initiate with your manager, as you start a new role...
  8. 8. 1. Why Me?
  9. 9. Naturally, you were the most qualified among the applicants, right? Chances are, more went into the decision than simply your thoughtful interview answers, dazzling wit, and well- tailored suit.
  10. 10. The hiring manager saw something in you that s/he felt would add value to the team. Find out why you were chosen, and spend each day proving that value.
  11. 11. 2. How Can I learn?
  12. 12. Onboarding does not end with New Employee Orientation. Orientation is an event. Onboarding is a process - a learning process that should embrace a new employee in three ways: ● Welcome the new employee to the COMPANY ● Acquaint the new employee with the TEAM ● Immerse the new employee into the ROLE
  13. 13. Like any new job, there is so much to learn about the company you've just joined, the team you are now a part of, and the role that you will be filling. Your manager should provide guidance, resources, and an opportunity to learn. With your manager, create a learning plan that will integrate you into your new role.
  14. 14. 3. What's The Plan?
  15. 15. Chances are your manager had a plan in place prior to your arrival. Spend time with your manager discussing this plan. Seek out opportunities to secure quick wins that will propel your credibility, but also create long-term, measurable goals that will impact the team and company.
  16. 16. Ask your manager what your departmental and organizational objectives are, and ensure that your personal goals are clearly aligned.
  17. 17. 4. I Need Your Feedback, And You Need Mine
  18. 18. Transparency is a key element to any successful relationship. Asking your manager for feedback and guidance will strengthen your alliance, and help ensure that you are meeting (and hopefully exceeding) expectations.
  19. 19. While receiving feedback is important, so is providing feedback to your manager. This transparency breeds trust between an employee and manager. Remember, ask permission to provide feedback to your manager, and keep it respectful and relevant.
  20. 20. 5. Be My Champion, And I'll Be Yours
  21. 21. One of the greatest things an employee can do is to make his/her manager look good. To make that manager's job a bit easier. And, of course, to give that manager something to brag about.
  22. 22. What are you doing to support your manager? What are his goals for his own role - or for his future path within the organization? How can you help him be successful? Demonstrating a little selfless benevolence can go a long way to securing your own success.
  23. 23. Five simple conversations. Five opportunities to clarify expectations and build a solid partnership from the beginning. Take the time to get to know your manager, and help him/her affirm his/her decision that you are the right person for the job. You are, after all.
  24. 24. Read The Original Article! We hope you enjoyed this presentation! Click here to read the original article by Michelle Baker on CAREEREALISM.com.
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