Build a Strong Relationship with Your New Boss

Your boss has more impact than any other person on your success or failure at work. When starting a new job, it pays to invest in this relationship. Here’s how to get off on the right foot:

Don’t stay away. Even if he/she gives you a lot of freedom, resist the urge to take it. Get on your manager’s calendar regularly to communicate any issues you’re facing and gather her input.

Don’t run down a checklist. Assume he/she wants to focus on the most important things you’re trying to do and how she can help. Focus on no more than three things in each meeting.

Clarify expectations early and often. Start during the interview process then check in regularly to make sure they haven’t shifted.










Source:Today's Management Tip was adapted fromThe First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded.

Nick Kalikajaros 2017