Things may not be as bad at work as you thought. Having a good relationship with your boss is an integral part of professional success. After all, your career is in his hands. Hire, promote, or fire – he decides.
Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications and author of All the Leader You Can Be, helps you sort out the subtle signs you are on the right track.
1.You are being treated harshly
Your boss, seeing your potential, can often evaluate your work, not always positively. Some would call this the principle of “beats means loves.” And all because your boss sincerely believes that you can adequately take his criticism and are ready for more responsibility.
There is another option; you are not particularly criticized, but they are not praised either. The manager may think that you are already aware of your value, and does not want to praise you, or forgets to give a positive assessment because you are constantly doing a lot of tasks perfectly. Instead of expecting a kind word, ask your boss for honest feedback on your work – it will be more effective.
2. You are being tested
It turns out it’s not so bad if you get overwhelmed from time to time.
The leader sometimes gives you more tasks than you think you can complete. But not because he wants to punish you. This is a kind of challenge, accepting which, you can once again prove your worth.
Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications
3. Your opinion is appreciated
Stop worrying about whether your boss likes you or not. Because the most important thing is whether he respects you, whether he listens to your opinion on important issues. Mutual sympathy is not all that important if you are making a valuable contribution to the company’s development.
If your manager often asks for your views on the issues discussed during the meeting, gives you enough time to speak, and then assesses your opinion positively, this is a good sign.
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4. The first step is to contact you
If the boss comes to you first with a new task, this is a clear sign that they see you as a valuable employee. It doesn’t matter whether you need to solve a simple issue or take on a serious project.
5. They make you an example
When other employees find it difficult to complete a task, and the boss sends them to you for help, instructions, or an example, it says a lot.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker