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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 5. Make Sure You Understand What Is Expected of You

Your boss Chris just gave you what seems to be a great new assignment. Chris has heard good things about you and your work, and That's why he picked you for the project. This new, juicy project might even lead to new, ongoing responsibilities with potentially significant rewards for you—if you dazzle Chris with your work. you've never done anything quite like this but are eager and ready to learn. Chris gives you a large stack of documents and asks you "to read through it to get a feel for the material," admitting, "I'm not entirely sure what the final result should look like. What do you think it should look like?"

While you have a good discussion with Chris, in the end Chris Doesn't ...

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