Can you manage your boss?
Gregory Giangrande breaks down how to work with your boss
- Duration 7:18
- Date Mar 2, 2012
Gregory Giangrande breaks down how to work with your boss
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For Dow Jones & Co.
how to manage your boss good morning.
Incredibly important topic because managing your career successfully more than that.
Then just doing your job your particular job very well.
It's about how do you manage and across the organization love because you never know Wii -- -- is going to be it's it's not just managing up is managing across the organization.
That's interesting because I know I've heard -- in the past talk about relationships with in the office I don't mean romantically but just there isn't good.
Firm good business professional relationships and how to nurture those -- Sally next door could be your boss next week.
-- overtime -- people develop into contacts for networking for other jobs so it's always good to be.
Taking care of those relationships -- matter where they are in the hierarchy of an organization.
Now I always brag a little bit about pregnancy comes in with his own words for the screen sometimes he's got his own music today don't we ever have managing my kids stood up to -- you.
He's only in my head over here isn't against them something.
OK so anyway up the first thing to manage your boss is to understand your -- priorities looking -- words on the screen.
Pressures and work styles within bosses are people too and that's.
Why -- -- this -- that Greg says.
-- -- state but about the and it would.
Have -- bosses have bosses we all have pressures and priorities and work styles and it's not just for the boss to adapt their style to their staff.
If you want to be successful in your job and you want your boss to think highly of you and give you more opportunities for.
High profile projects more opportunities.
For advancement in promotion you have to get to understand your boss and understand what is it that they wake up every day concerned about what keeps them up -- night.
What is their priorities so having a conversation with your boss trying to be intuitive as well about what what is it that you can do to make that -- successful in their job.
And then adapting your priorities your style to your bosses style -- and so that it can be a much more effective partnership.
Yeah I hear you saying a couple things create value for yourself always senior -- -- outside really what you work duties are you've lost me when particularly if a boss has a staff of people that they have to manage.
They are always looking at who are the people who are really helping me achieve what it is I need to achieve.
-- let -- people who are making it easy for me who the people that I don't really have to manage.
I don't have to take out a textbook or go take a course because they're so difficult to manage.
Who just understand they get it they get me.
And they understand our priorities and they know how to drive the business.
That's what Abbas is looking for and when you can demonstrate that kind of value and -- that kind of partner.
Your value to the entire organization and your ability to to maintain and keep your job and get promotional opportunities increases exponential no surprises -- Boston -- surprises are for birthdays and for presidents.
Prizes -- -- for boss's bosses do not like surprises.
Keep your boss informed on a regular basis keep them in the loop.
Let me give me an example.
-- that a box would really not -- though your boss has the boss and your -- -- -- their boss that they are going to deliver our.
A certain project -- certain initiative -- certain report by a certain amount of time right.
So now your boss gives that to you and the team to work on.
-- cautioned though if you are behind schedule if their time and again didn't you tell me how well he's held accountable -- maintaining his deadlines you're accountable for maintaining your deadlines so.
Let the Boston though with -- enough notice so that.
A solution can be had otherwise if you wait until it's too insane know what I know you have that meeting a fifteen -- no I'm not gonna have that report ready for you.
You should have told him that the day before -- so that somehow some way they couldn't solve the problem.
That you know one of the things I love about Bill O'Reilly is whenever I watch the show I was learning new vocabulary words and now you're in that category yes here as word of the day don't -- -- -- fans.
Commonly referred to as sucking up.
I -- and and more common article president you know I didn't say that now you didn't but it's the there is -- -- to have the boss.
Rely on you and value you and we really appreciate your partnership.
-- to get along with your boss without you being a yes person.
Bosses don't need yes see you want to let.
You just mean no matter what the situation there is no matter what this is duration -- bought it's always writes.
You never bring a problem to the -- that's not what bosses -- And if you have a boss that's like that you there are ways in which you can help them see value in.
You're being person that will give them the that the truth in this safe not.
Challenging way but in the very safe when I say are you helps them.
Do their job and be accountable to their boss -- get so you're just say yes you know.
I love about this so if something goes wrong and you've always been agreeing on -- plane that went wrong does get ready because they figure we're part of the problem.
You told me all along that this is working well tell me all on the right thing to do.
So if it's not explain to your boss why you see it differently or why others see it differently.
Anticipate what the potential problems there may be and some course of action you boss wants to take.
Give then all of the information so that they are making a fully informed decision.
Rather than just going off -- doing marching to to their orders because they may not have all the facts and if you do share with them so they can make a better -- decision.
Still be sick of fans don't god I battle it.
I got to look to go I don't want to watch your boss is back make him or her look good and you'll look good as well that's -- we'll stop your last thought.
Is that seen in devil wears Prada where Meryl Streep is walking through this party in the assists -- is whispering in her here who the different people are so that she can.
Effortlessly fluid -- meet people greet them and make them feel important make your boss look good they will appreciate you for that and you'll get rewards in return.
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