December 01, 2007

How thinking like management can help your career

Here's some good advice for anyone looking for career advancement: think like your boss.
The first key to thinking like management is to understand their motivations. What or who do they fear? Who do they need to impress? What will make them look bad (or good)? This might mean thinking macro and seeing things above your pay grade, but it will help you understand the good and the bad decisions they make. Just as a good boss takes the time to understand things from his employees’ point of view, the wise employee tries to understand her boss.
Not only can this help you in your current job, but if you're applying for a new position, put yourself in your future bosses shoes. Ask what pressures are affecting their job and then be clear on how you can help relieve that stress and solve those problems. (Via The Job Bored)

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1 comment:

Dr. Frank said...

Great blog,
Im amazed at the quality of the information you are writing about.

Don't be fooled by the simple design!

Keep it up

Peter