Your manager is one of your most important customers. Having a strategy to work effectively with your manager is as important as the strategies you make when you work with your clients. First determine how your manager wants to work with you. Do a quick assessment if your manager is a more “people-focus” person or more of a “task-focused” person. Are you able to accept that and develop an appropriate working strategy? Your manager will not change for you. You need to change for your manager.
Action item: Learn to make small talk with the people-focused individuals. Stick to business with the task-focused ones.
Learn more about identifying which type of manager you have.
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