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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 | Scoop.it

“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.


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Relationship matters - and relationships do matter!

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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.”

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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The good news is that even some of the most strained relationships can be repaired. In fact, a negative relationship turned positive can be a very strong one. “Going through difficult experiences can be the makings of the strongest, most resilient relationships,” says Susan David, a founder of the Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching and author of the HBR article, “Emotional Agility.” The bad news is that fixing a relationship takes serious effort.


“Most people just lower their expectations because it’s easier than dealing with the real issues at hand,” says Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and author of the HBR article, “Make Your Enemies Your Allies.” But, he says, the hard work is often worth it, especially in a work environment where productivity and performance are at stake. Here’s how to transform a work relationship that’s turned sour.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:27 PM

Sometimes you get stuck in a rut with someone at work — a boss, a coworker, a direct report. Perhaps there’s bad blood between you or you simply haven’t been getting along. What can you do to turn the relationship around? Is it possible to start anew?

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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Until several years ago, I had a hard time confronting my subordinates with direct, straight-up critical feedback. I didn't want the awkwardness I thought would come from telling someone he wasn't do

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The more I stop worrying about what people think of me (selfish) and give the feedback I think others need (giving), the more respect I get!

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Don Cloud's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:38 AM

If you want to set your people up for success -- then you need to provide them what they need ... not what they want.  And the reality is they need honest feedback on how they are performing and where they need to improve.  I've seen it too many times where supervisors fail to provide honest feedback and then complain about their people's performance -- in these cases, the fault in performance belongs to the leader.  Have the courage of character to challenge your people to bring their A-game ... that means you have to let them know when they are falling short and provide them the opportunity to fix it.

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Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Poor communicators evoke fight, flight, or freeze responses from the listener


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