Monday, February 4, 2013

New boss, maybe not the same as the old boss

Scary times. A new boss. Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, went into this.

You may have come in early, left late. Out the window--the new boss may not know or care.

Yes, you learned things, but it may not help with the new boss.

So...do you run down all your credits with the new boss right away?

No...but also do not express skepticism or regret. Make the new boss feel welcome.

Find out the person's workstyle--do they prefer emails? Calls? Memos?

Should you offer feedback in private or in front of others at a meeting?

Check out the new boss on social media--but remember, he or she may and probably will know about it.

Try to help the new boss succeed--you will fail before this person does. Keep that in mind.

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