Imperfect Boss? Perfect Opportunity
Source: American Management Association
Helping your leader also helps you. It's not a zero sum game. In fact, it's the opposite. The more win-win experiences you establish, the more you'll gain. Everyone realizes the boss is in control from a financial or organizational perspective. But you can gain immediate power and confidence in the relationship from calling to mind reasons to feel gratitude and acknowledging areas of positive influence. Adds to your sense of achievement and self-esteem, anything you accomplish that happens to help your boss is also part of your permanent track record.