In the new normal though things have changed a lot, some aspects of work life remain the same. The evaluation of your work, appraisals and the recognition of your contributions are all assessed by your supervisor or Boss. Work from home or from your office, if your boss doesn't look good with your work ... then your sweat and toil may be far from being rewarded. Some people approach the situation by gritting their teeth and toughing it out, but it's hard to do good work under those circumstances. Being the best we can be at work is largely a matter of successfully managing our relationships--including our relationship with the boss. In my career whether as a supervisor/boss or as a team member, I always felt that this aspect needs to be covered in the induction program, for better productivity and relationships in the work aisles!! In fact a good boss relationship is critical for your self esteem and also the overall progress-growth that you would like to accomplish.

No matter what your credentials, skills or degrees if this one goes awry, all your efforts could fall flat. Even during my coaching journey with senior executives I often see people struggle when this card is not played right. Thus sharing some simple aspects along with a fantastic book that can help you build a great growth trajectory.

6 SIMPLE yet effective skills, that are non manipulative ways to effectively manage not only your boss but those you lead:

1. CREATE SOLUTIONs for Problems : A good problem solver is someone who doesn't create drama or adds to the crisis. Work to never bring a problem to your boss without at least one good strategy for dealing with it. At the heart of great leadership and successful management is being the best problem-solver you can be.

2. CLARITY in chaos, with CALM disposure: When everything is falling apart and breaking down, the last thing you want to do is lose your cool. It is easy to be great when things are calm but if you truly want to stand out, the smart thing is to learn to be calm in the chaos. When everybody else is losing their temper or showing their irritation, the smartest thing to do is to keep your reaction level-headed and reasonable.

3. CLAIM Accountability in all activities: Your life, your business, your reputation are all what you make them. Don't blame others if you mess up or fail. Instead, demonstrate your accountability with a summary of what you did wrong, what can be done to make it better, and how you will prevent it from happening again. Accountability is increasingly rare, which makes it even more valuable.

4. COMMIT only what you can: It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your boss wants 100 percent of your every waking moment, but setting up rasonable boundaries shows that you're smart, you know how to take care of yourself, and you're willing to be assertive. Don't justify, rationalize, or apologize--just set your boundaries calmly, firmly and respectfully.

5.CARE & CONSISTENT in being positive: Discipline yourself to seek the positive in every situation. Think, speak, and act with positivity. When everyone else is complaining about an unreasonable restriction, find the work-around. It's normal to want to get yourself off the hook, but the fact is that excuses don't work and they make you look bad. treat your relationship with your boss as you would any other important relationship in your life. Invest time, energy, and creativity into making them happy, show your best self as much as possible, and create the habits in yourself that cultivate trust.

6. CREDIT your boss for all good: No one has ever made themselves great by putting someone else down. Especially if your boss is doing badly, do what you can to help shore things up. When you make them look good, you invest in a critical relationship and make yourself look even better in the process.

Look forward to hear about skills and attributes that has supported you in boss management. Do check out the link below in case you really want to build a great relationship with your supervisor:

Managing Your Manager: How to Get Ahead with Any Type of Boss

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