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Helping your boss

  1. 1. Helping your boss
  2. 2. Question # 1 How can you find out what your boss values?
  3. 3. Identify what your boss values and make an effort to connect with him / her on that subject. https://hbr.org/2016/12/what-to-do-when-your-boss-is-socially-awkward
  4. 4. You may be surprised at what you learn when you listen. http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/10-tips-for-leadership-when-you-re-not-the-boss.html
  5. 5. You need to know how to anticipate needs you boss has. That is a lesson we can all learn from the best executive assistants. https://hbr.org/2015/01/what-everyone-should-know-about-managing-up
  6. 6. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394
  7. 7. Question # 2 How can you show empathy?
  8. 8. https://hbr.org/2014/12/dealing-with-a-hands-off-boss If you boss is  underinvesting in his / her work,  unwilling or unable to focus, or  in over his / her head, You might want to  be compassionate and accept that he / she may be doing his / her best  ask yourself ”How can I help him or her more?”  ask yourself ”How can I get the help I need?”
  9. 9. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Empathy-2896576
  10. 10. Question # 3 When is the right time to communicate an idea to your boss?
  11. 11. A right time to communicate your ideas could be when things are changing. https://hbr.org/2015/01/get-the-boss-to-buy-in
  12. 12. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-can-we-make-ideas-happen-1461713
  13. 13. Question # 4 How can you demonstrate your idea?
  14. 14. http://www.destination-innovation.com/articles/how-to-be-innovative-when-your-boss-isnt/ Build a prototype in your own time. Then try it out.
  15. 15. https://hbr.org/2014/10/getting-people-to-believe-in-something-they-cant-yet-imagine/ When Gary Starkweather, the inventor of the Xerox 9700 high-speed laser printer that revolutionized the printing industry, demonstrated his prototype in a competition, he began to break through resistance to change.
  16. 16. Question # 5 How can you get feedback from your boss?
  17. 17. https://hbr.org/2015/03/what-to-do-when-the-boss-gives-you-baseless-feedback Ask, What can I do better?
  18. 18. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-receive-feedback-2367203
  19. 19. Question # 6 How can you manage your emotions when you communicate with your boss?
  20. 20. https://hbr.org/2016/04/how-to-work-for-a-narcissistic-boss Find an outlet to manage your stress. It can be anything that helps you.
  21. 21. Channel your emotions into an appeal for action. Why? When emotions are unregulated, they’re likely to diminish the seller’s influence. https://hbr.org/2015/01/get-the-boss-to-buy-in
  22. 22. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-manage-our-emotions-1678947 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-handle-stress-1496360
  23. 23. Question # 7 How can you help your boss make decisions?
  24. 24. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-make-decisions-2058027
  25. 25. Question # 8 How can you coach your boss?
  26. 26. Coach your manager to develop the culture people need. https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-to-manage-managers
  27. 27. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-coach-a-person-1995199

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