5 Signs Your Boss Appreciates You, Even If He Doesn't Show You

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. He chooses who to hire, promote, or fire.

The CEO of Bates Communications and author of All the Leader You Can Be, Suzanne Bates, helps you sort out the subtle signs you are on the right track.

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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 management may believe that you already know your worth and will not give you appreciation because of this, 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 frank criticism of 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. However, not because he desires to punish you. This is a kind of challenge, accepting which, you can once again prove your worth.

Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications

5 Signs Your Boss Appreciates You, Even If He Doesn't Show You
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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 definite indication that they value you as an 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 advice, direction, or an example, it means a lot.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Life hacker