We all want to be valued — and be viewed as valuable — at work. Whether you have a new manager or have worked with your current boss for years, what can you do to make sure your boss appreciates what you bring to the job? A good professional relationship with your boss is important for your career success and your job satisfaction.
Ways of paying attention to details include: preparing a to-do list; prioritizing your work; following instructions well; proofreading your work; ensuring proper formatting of documents and observing body language and responding appropriately.
Skills to become a valuable team player include being organized; understand different working styles of colleagues; ability to communicate well to different people; sharing relevant information; collaboration; cooperativeness; trust; listening attentively, respecting others and ability to make decisions.
Ways to develop a good attitude include being kind to yourself and others; smiling; admitting your mistakes and learn from them; accepting compliments graciously; praising others genuinely; complaining tactfully; identifying the good things that are happening in your life and being grateful; using positive and uplifting words.
You can avoid getting caught up in gossip by not commenting; excusing yourself; changing the subject; staying busy; commenting only on the good in others and avoiding gossipers whenever possible.
Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss! Mehmet Murat ildan