Your boss has to trust you implicitly. He has to have full faith and confidence in your ability to deliver, to do a good job, to keep your word, to be professional and more. This trust is the foundation of your relationship. Build it from day one and reinforce it daily. Here are seven tips to build the best relationship with your boss.
Do your job as well as possible at all times
This, at first, may seem obvious, but everyone has bad days. The key is to never let those down days affect your work performance. If you pay attention, you will learn that many of your co-workers forget this simple, but critical, tip to please your boss.
Respect your boss's time
Do not ever waste his time. Bosses are busy people, and so many employees don't get this. Don't interrupt him just for a chat. Don't waste his time when you are just shooting the breeze. Schedule meetings and stick to them. Be punctual, and don't go over.
Never, ever gossip about your boss
Not only should you never gossip about the boss to anyone even your friends and family if you can help it you also shouldn't tolerate others gossiping about him. Stand up for your boss. Be his cheerleader and true supporter. It pays off.
Identify problem solutions
For reasons that should be obvious, bosses hold problem solvers in the highest regard. Do more than just identify a problem. While this is important, it's more important to your boss and your career if you also create solutions to problems.
Commit to making your boss's work life easier
Your help and support is vital to winning your supervisor's trust. Assisting and supporting your boss's efforts and goals is the most valuable single thing you can do to earn a special place in your supervisor's life.
Tell your boss when things are going well
You might do a great job of keeping your manager in the loop about problems, but do you do an equally good job of updating her on your successes as well. Seeing you pull off victories will build her confidence in you so make sure she knows when you do.
Empower your Boss
Make him or her look good. Think about what you can do to make your boss look great.