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Your boss is driving you crazy. You are overwhelmed and feel like you can’t win.
I have had 8 different bosses in the past 8 years. Every single one was different. After the 5th one, I wised up. I have had 3 people in the past 3 weeks talk about how overwhelmed they were and now their boss was making it worse. I had to write about it. Enjoy!
What to do:
Hi boss, what are the two things that are most important to you right now?
What are your pet peeves? OR What is giving you the biggest headache right now?
What do you do next?
Whatever they said. Do your best not to question why that matters to them. Your goal here is to get a win with your boss. Your goal is to help them succeed. When you help them succeed, you succeed.
Why does this work?
Your boss is a person, who is stressed out like you are. They might be as overwhelmed as you are. Once you know their priorities, you know exactly what to focus your energy on and deliver the results. This approach is likely to give you more autonomy as well, because your boss will assume you are going to “handle it.” The pet peeves gives you a great insight as to what is bugging your boss right now so you an avoid it like the plague. They will see you as an ally and a few things will happen. You will avoid their bad list. You will deliver on what’s most important to them. You will earn some goodwill and perhaps some slack on other things.