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When a boss seeks your input, be blunt
Q. I finally quit my job. My last day is coming up, and I’m tempted to
tell my boss what I really think of him. (It’s not pretty.) Am I free to vent?
Q. About two months ago, my boss asked me to do a project. I’m too busy to get started, and he knows it. Is there a way out?
Prepare for a meeting with a top exec by asking, “What does this person need from me?”
If you like to trade stocks online or you’re a baseball fan, don’t come across as one-dimensional.
If a beloved boss leaves and you now report to a newcomer, don’t sulk, praise the “old way of doing things” or resist reforms.
Some managers communicate authority by displaying aggressive body
language, such as putting their arms on a desk and leaning into a
seated underling. But there are better ways to assert yourself than to
invade someone’s space.
Smart managers flash their temper on occasion. But they never lose control.
Rather than rush to discipline an employee, find out first whether he realizes his mistake.
Don’t be turned off by the book’s title. The Street-Smart Entrepreneur
(Addicus Books, 1998) is actually a great book for managers in large
organizations as well as bootstrapping business owners. The author, Jay
Goltz, levels with us about how to manage staff, hire winners and stick
to a budget.