5 Ways to Wow Your Boss
让你老板惊叹的5招

It's more important than ever to make sure your boss is happy with your performance. In tenuous times, your supervisor is one of the few people who may be able to shield you from a layoff. She may also be able to help you pursue a promotion down the road.
如今要确认你的上司对你的工作表现满意是比以往任何时候都重要的事情。在经济危机时期,你的上司可能是能够保护你不被裁员的人之一。她也可能会在将来某一天帮你升职。

However, like any relationship, the one between you and your boss can get stale. You may grow complacent over time or you may never start off on the right foot. The good news is that it's never too late to breathe new life into how you work with your supervisor, thanks to these expert tips from Alexandra Levit, author of "New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career."
然而,就如和其他的关系一样,你和你上司的关系也可能会弄僵。你可能会越来越自满或你可能永远做不对下一件事情。好消息是,有了Alexandra Levit的"New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career."一书中给出的专家建议,你为自己和上司的关系带来新的突破永远都不会太迟。

If you heed these five hints, you'll not only contribute to your job security; you'll also win your boss's admiration and appreciation -- as well as a little loyalty.
如果你注意了这五个小贴士,不止能够保全你的工作,也能够得到你上司的赏识、欣赏和一点点的忠诚。

1. Be humble.
态度谦卑一点。

In other words, be mindful of the fact that it's not all about you. Says Levit, "Don't approach your boss with a sense of entitlement, as though he is personally responsible for furthering your career. Instead, focus on learning what you can do to make his life easier, contribute to your company's goals, and make him look good to his boss."
换句话说,要记住一个事实,这一切并不是都是只有你一个人。Levit说:“不要以一种享有特权的态度和你的上司打交道,好像他要亲自为你的职业发展负责一样。相反,要学习你可以做什么让他的生活更轻松,对公司的目标做出贡献,让你的上司在他的上司那里更成功。

2. Be honest.
要诚实。

Everyone makes mistakes -- and you're no exception. Be forthcoming about it from the start. "Admit if you do something wrong, and then ask your boss how you can rectify the situation. Don't allow yourself to get caught in a maze of lies or excuses that will result in a loss of credibility," she advises.
每个人都会犯错,你也不例外。从一开始就做好准备。她建议说:“如果你做错了什么事情就要承认,然后征求你上司的意见问他你该怎么改善情况。不要给自己找一大堆的借口或谎言,最后丧失了信誉。”

3. Be respectful of the boss's time.
尊重你上司的时间。

If you think your plate is full, consider that of your boss. Use your time together wisely and efficiently. Levit suggests, "Appear in her office with a checklist of things you need to cover, and don't dwell too long on any particular subject. Your boss will be more receptive to meeting with you if she knows you'll be in and out of his office quickly."
如果你认为自己的任务都排满了,想一想你的老板吧。合理、有效地综合利用你的时间。Levit建议说:“带着你需要完成的工作清单去办公室找你的上司,不要在任何一个项目上停留太长的时间。如果你的上司知道你进他的办公室后马上就会出去的话,他会更加愿意接受你的打扰。”

4. Be self-sufficient.
更加自立一点。

Be mindful of the fact that your supervisor doesn't have the bandwidth to hold your hand through every crisis or help you make every difficult decision that lands on your desk.
要注意到这样一个事实,你的上司并不会宽限到每次都帮你解决危机或帮你做出摆在你面前的任何一个困难决定。

"Only approach your boss with a problem or complaint if you've explored all options for resolving it yourself. When you do, be prepared to have a solution at hand that you could implement with her help," says Levit, who is also a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.
华尔街日报的撰稿人之一Levit说: “只有在面对一个难题,而你已经想尽所有解决方法,智穷计尽的时候才去找你的上司。如果你去找他的话,手头要准备好一个能在她的帮助下解决问题的方案。”

"Choose your battles wisely, and decide carefully if bringing an issue to your boss's attention is really necessary or if you would be better off letting it go," she adds.
“明智地选择你的作战计划,并且要仔细想清楚是否有必要让这个问题引起你上司的注意,还是说就这样不管会更好些。”她补充说。

5. Be a "can-do" employee.
成为一名“能干”的员工。

Redefine the concept of a "yes man" (or "yes woman") at the office. She advises, "When your boss asks you to do something, accommodate him, if possible. The words 'I don't have time' should never escape your lips. If you know something needs to be done, do it without being prodded, and if your boss asks for help in a group setting, be the first to volunteer."
重新定义办公室的“好好先生”。她建议说:“当你的上司叫你做某件事情的时候,尽可能地满足他。绝对不要说‘我没时间’这样的话。如果你看到某件事情需要做,在没被指示之前就做好它,而且,如果你的上司在一个团队中开口要求帮忙的话,第一站起来。”

If you're always amenable, Levit believes, "Your boss will quickly come to see you as a huge asset to the team and as someone he can count on."
如果你总是很积极地承担责任,Levit相信你的上司很快就会认同你对公司来说是非常有用的人才,是他可以信任的人。


 

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