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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 8. Earn More Rewards by Doing More Work, Faster and Better

It's the end of the calendar year. You wonder how your annual review is going to turn out. What ranking will your boss assign you? What rewards will be attached to your ranking? If your boss is like most, I'll bet that she is struggling to complete those annual reviews, to assign those rankings, and allocate those discretionary rewards—if there are any rewards within her discretion.

When it comes to how employees are rewarded, every company is different. That can make it hard for you to figure out how to earn more rewards for your hard work. What if managers in your company are required to rank employees on a bell curve? Will you be one of the select employees who receive a higher ...

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