Building A Partnership With Your Boss

A Take-Charge Assistant Book

Jerry Wisinski


In Circulation

The Boss and The Assistant. It's a basic business relationship, and the structure is easy: The Boss gives orders, and The Assistant obeys. But there’s an alternative that's better for both assistant and boss, and it's called "partnership."

In this eye-opening book, assistants learn how they can break out of old, narrow roles and enjoy working with a boss instead of for a boss.

This change liberates creativity and self-confidence, and reveals hidden skills and interests. It also makes an assistant more valuable (and promotable) to the boss and the company. Readers learn specific techniques for how to:

* initiate the transition to a partnering relationship

* understand their boss's work style and adapt to it -- without losing their sense of self

* become a proactive worker who takes responsibility for mistakes and credit for successes.

What will you learn from this book

  • Clear Communication: Effective communication is the foundation of a successful partnership with your boss. Establish open and transparent communication channels to ensure clarity and alignment on goals and expectations.

  • Understanding Their Needs: Take the time to understand your boss's preferences, working style, and priorities. Anticipate their needs and proactively provide support to help them achieve their objectives.

  • Adaptability: Be adaptable and flexible in your approach to working with your boss. Be willing to adjust your communication style, workflow, and priorities to accommodate their preferences and changing needs.

  • Initiative and Proactivity: Take initiative and demonstrate proactive behavior in identifying opportunities to add value and support your boss. Anticipate problems and offer solutions before they arise.

  • Building Trust: Trust is essential in any partnership. Build trust with your boss by consistently delivering high-quality work, maintaining confidentiality, and demonstrating integrity in all interactions.

  • Professional Development: Invest in your professional development to enhance your skills and capabilities. Seek feedback from your boss and actively pursue opportunities for growth and learning.

  • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Approach challenges as opportunities for collaboration and problem-solving. Work together with your boss to brainstorm solutions and overcome obstacles effectively.

  • Managing Up: Learn to manage up by effectively influencing and communicating with your boss. Provide constructive feedback, offer insights, and respectfully challenge ideas when appropriate.

  • Building Rapport: Cultivate a positive and supportive relationship with your boss based on mutual respect and trust. Take the time to build rapport and strengthen your connection through informal interactions and shared experiences.

  • Strategic Thinking: Adopt a strategic mindset in your partnership with your boss. Align your work and priorities with the broader goals and objectives of the organization, and contribute to strategic discussions and decision-making processes.

Language English
ISBN-10 0814470130
ISBN-13 9780814470138
No of pages 113
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Amacom
Published Date 16 Dec 1998

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Author : Jerry Wisinski

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