Whether you're working with a new boss or one you've been reporting to for
quite a few years, the following suggestions might be helpful:
Stop trying to change your boss. Change your own behavior to get along with the
Don't assume that you know you boss's goals. Make sure you're fully aware of
what the boss is trying to accomplish. If necessary, ask clarifying questions
and point-out inconsistencies when tasks seem out of line with stated goals.
Make sure your priorities are in line with the boss's priorities.
Don't indulge in petty resentments. Go more than halfway to make the
Study you boss's personality style and preferences. Know the best time and the
best way to present information to the boss and to get approval for something
you want to try.
If the boss doesn't accept one of your suggestions, try to look at the decision
from the boss's point of view.