Boss's Tip of the Day: Ask your boss

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If you're a boss, you know that every day is a challenge to do better. This tip is based on the same research I used to develop my programs and the Working Supervisor's Support Kit .

Ask your boss

Part of your job is to help your boss succeed. Don't guess what you should do. Ask your boss.

Ask your boss what contribution he or she expects from you.

Ask your boss when and how to give him or her updates.

Ask your boss how he or she measures success in your job.

If you have a copy of the Working Supervisor's Support Kit , you'll find more on this in the chapter titled "Some Basic Principles."

If you're wondering how to master the world of social media, check out Becky Robinson's tips for ways to get better results from your social media investment in 12 minutes or less. Becky is my personal go-to source for ideas on how to use social media more effectively.

Wally's Working Supervisor's Support Kit is a collection of information and tools to help working supervisors do a better job. It's based on what Wally's learned in over twenty years of supervisory skills training. Click here to check it out.



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  • 7/2/2012 9:12 AM david k waltz wrote:

    Sometimes the simple things are the best things to do. This post reminded me of times when a group of us would be hyothesizing about the facts of a situation, someone's motives or thinking processes with respect to an event, and after some time spent ruminating without any clarity our leader would ask "why don't we just ask them?" He'd usually then pick up the phone, we'd ask, and generally we found out something that we had not even been considering!

    That tactic was a great thing to learn, and is still quite effective for me to this day.

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    1. 7/2/2012 3:55 PM Wally Bock wrote:
      Great example, David. Thanks.

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