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It's Okay to Manage Your Boss: The Step-by-Step Program for Making the Best of Your Most Important Relationship at Work by Bruce Tulgan

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Chapter 3. Get in the Habit of Managing Your Bosses Every Day

If you are like most employees, you probably juggle several projects, tasks, and responsibilities for several bosses—usually a boss that you report to and several informal ones, such as team leaders, heads of departments that work closely with yours, or even your boss's boss. You get lots of seemingly urgent e-mails and voicemails from Mr. Remote, a boss who works across town. They come whenever anything relating to your project pops into his head. You get just as many urgent e-mails from another boss, Ms. Email, who works across the hall from you. The worst interruptions, however, come from Mr. Nervous, who constantly looks over your shoulder. Of course, the one boss with whom you ...

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