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5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss) | Coaching Leaders |

“The most important driver of employee engagement is the relationship they have with their immediate manager,” says Piera Palazzolo, Senior Vice President of Dale Carnegie Training. She says the most successful relationships are those where bosses and employees really get to know one another.


“That’s different from years ago, when you were supposed to ask any personal questions. Those lines are blurred now, people want you to care about them, particularly if there’s something going on in their lives that might affect their performance.”


1) Find out exactly what your boss wants, and understand the pressure they’re working under.

Via The Learning Factor, Jose Luis Anzizar
David Hain's insight:

Relationship matters - and relationships do matter!

The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 19, 2014 7:29 PM

As offices across the country close out a week marked by celebrations of "Boss's Day," now is a great time to consider your relationship with your current boss--could it be improved, or maximized in some way?

donhornsby's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM

“A great boss changes your career. Carefully consider your boss and be prepared to take an ‘innovator’ role yourself–it’s not just up to them to reveal themselves it’s up to you to ask the questions.”

Rescooped by David Hain from Communication & Leadership!

Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss

Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss | Coaching Leaders |

The most frequent question the author get asked by the 250,000 people enrolled in his MOOC on leadership is, “How do I deal with my boss who is not only dissonant, but quite negative?” These bosses are “dissonant” in the sense that they’ve lost touch with themselves, others and their surroundings — and it’s nothing new. They come across as negative, self-centered, focused on numbers, and their employees feel like they’re being treated as resources or assets (not as human beings).

Via The Learning Factor, Amy Melendez
David Hain's insight:

If you don't manage upwards, you won't be able to manage downwards effectively!

The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:51 PM

Start by understanding the neuroscience to manage a negative, out-of-touch boss.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 29, 2014 9:24 AM

(From the article): So what do you do if you have a boss who’s fallen into this trap? First, recognize that these bosses are diminishing themselves and their ability to effectively lead others. They can deliver on known tasks — mostly routine tasks — but this style returns the least amount of innovation, the lowest levels of employee engagement, and often the lowest performance from teams.

Lumus360's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:37 AM

Great article – Which raises the questions:  How did he/she get to this point of being dissonant and #negative? & How do we #feedback our view of him/ her, right now, without completely destroying his/her confidence.  Or do we break their confidence and wait and see what arises from the ashes?

Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.