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Dealing with Managers

Your boss is not your mother. Your boss is not your confessor. Your boss is not your babysitter, therapist, career counselor, or friend. The sooner you recognize this, the better off you’ll be.

Your boss, however, is still the boss. And that means your job--and professional success--depends on your meeting his or her expectations. "Managing up," as the term goes, means you take responsibility for making your relationship a productive one. Here’s how to do it:

Match Your Boss’ Style
Make Your Boss’ Priorities Your Own
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

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