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Kingmaker: Be the One Your Company Wants to Keep... On Your Terms by Joanne Cini

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Chapter 13. Become Your Manager’s Go-To Person

The clearest way to become a valuable member of a team is to have measurable results and to deliver what your manager needs in the format requested, covering every item succinctly, on time and without problems, on a consistent basis. Consistency is key to trust building and comfort level between you and your manager. I always found great comfort in knowing my go-to people would never let me down. They would push new ideas, suggest better processes, and fill in my blind spots. I would learn from them and they would learn from and enjoy the experience. I loved being my boss’s go-to person. I was able to work on projects outside of my normal scope and I grew as a result. This is an incredible win–win ...

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