Thursday, July 31, 2008

10 Habits that Bosses Love

Every boss wants employees who do their jobs well. But even among highly competent employees, there are distinctions. Here are 10 tips for making sure you're on the boss's A-list:
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1. Communicate, communicate, communicate. Especially at
the beginning of your relationship -- that is, when either you or the boss is
new to the job -- err on the side of giving your boss too much information and
asking too many questions.

2. Acknowledge what the boss says. Bosses appreciate
"responsive listening," says John Farner, principal of Russell
Employee Management Consulting. When your boss asks you to do something or suggests
ways for you to improve your work, let her know you heard.

3. Collaborate. When your boss has a new idea, respond to
it in a constructive way instead of throwing up roadblocks.

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