Here are some of the most common reasons why your relationship with your boss may not be as good as you’d like, and some tips for overcoming the barriers.
When you have a positive relationship with your boss, many wonderful and career-enhancing things—opportunities, praise, promotions, pay increases—are possible. Your life as an employee is easier, you have more impact, and you’re in a stronger position to drive your career forward. When I think of the benefits of having a positive relationship with your boss, I come up with an acronym that spells the word “help.”
As I work to improve my skills as a coach, there is a suggested best practice that if a coach can relate an experience that a client finds stressful, to an experience that is typically less stressful, the client will understand their stressful situation more clearly. This is what I have found with my poker analogy. In poker, you will be dealt either a good hand or a bad hand. Regardless of the hand you are dealt, it is the hand you have to play. More of your energy should be spent figuring out how to play the hand. By comparing their workplace to a poker hand – my clients seem better able to understand their situations, and more importantly, think more clearly about what to do about them.
In this episode, learn from Ed:
Ed joins Jeff Altman on the No B.S. Job Search Advice podcast to talk about “Starting a New Job: Ideas for Launching in Your New Role.”
Listen in to Ed’s recent appearance on the Mindset Horizon podcast. Mindset Horizon helps people cultivate a mindset of possibility and realize their full potential so that they can execute on their BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goals – in life and business.
Ed was recently a guest on the Get Published Podcast! Listen in as host Paul G. Brodie talks with Ed about how to market on LinkedIn and Facebook with pocket items.
If there are any situations interfering with your relationship with your boss, you need to take clear action to mitigate them. Here are three more general ideas that will help you get along better with your boss.