The Essentials: Your Boss

Connecting successfully with your boss can be the most important relationship for your career.


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Relationships with bosses are tricky. They're the people who can help supercharge your career or be the reason you're running for the hills. After all, the number one reason people leave their jobs is because of their boss. In our Essentials, we break down the tricks of the trade to help you form a relationship with your boss so you can thrive.

Four Ways to Become Indispensable to Your Boss

Cultivating a relationship with your manager is critical for a successful career.

How to Handle a Bored Boss

Managers, like all workers, can have bouts of boredom. Will they turn that into busywork for you?

When Your Boss Shuts You Out

The impetus for the cold shoulder can be difficult to decipher.

When You and Your Boss Are Oil and Water

A personality clash with a higher-up doesn't mean you can't get along.

Can You Ignore Your Boss?

The tactic may lead to higher job satisfaction. But it can also backfire.

When the Boss Lies

There are times when managers skirt the truth or withhold information. How to handle the fibs.


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