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AVIODABLE WORDS WITH YOUR BOSS

I HAVE NO IDEA! 

When with your boss, the first rule you should be careful of is to avoid saying “you don’t know” to your boss. Your boss is simply asking you about a piece of information because he or she expects a possible solution to questions asked.

Fact is you may not know or have the right answer at that moment, but be professional to ask for a time frame to give your boss feedback. 

THAT’S NOT THE WAY WE OPERATE! 

The possibility that you might be having a new boss, is something that can happen at any time and trust me two bosses would never be the same

Avoid comparison and criticism of your boss, because your former boss does it in a way that suits you doesn’t mean the new boss will do it the same way you love it. And if the new boss does it in another way different from the way you love it, does that make your new boss a bad boss?

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Well, you are only shooting your legs, by suggesting to the new boss via your mannerism and opened hostility that you are complex to work with and not ready for adaptation. 

I AM OUT OF TIME! 

Avoid telling your boss that you are out of time or there is no time for you to complete a task, it will highlight your low competency level, slow turn around time and equally low task delivery level.

Let your boss see competency in you, simply tell your boss: “I will complete the task”, even when you are so fixed to your elbows with various deliverables, buy time with your boss. 

I CAN’T IMAGINE MY BOSS DID THAT! 

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe my boss would do such. Relax, your boss is also human and no one is ever above errors. 

There are times that your boss will make decisions that are not favourable, take a chill pill. Most times your boss will come back to such decision and stylishly bring it up in another manner. It’s definite that your boss doesn’t want to look stupid in front of you, so don’t always expect him to be diplomatic. 

You only have the option to raise an idea before your boss rules out a decision, anything you say after that might sound derogatory or a form of insubordination.

EVERYONE FEELS THE SAME WAY

Always stand to defend your own words, don’t assume your colleagues are on the same page with you. Don’t generalise moments or situations. 

Fine, your colleagues might share the same view with you but don’t be so bold pointing it out to your boss that we all feel the same way about you. Be cautious about making a move, be sure you are willing to take the fall if you get no support from your colleagues. 

He might investigate and try to find out errors and by then no one is with you again, so own up to your views about your boss and defend it with him only.

In the end, your boss is human, you can manage your boss while keeping an opened mind to relearning about your new boss.

David

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