What’s the best way to bond with my boss?
ANSWER As ass-kissery as this sounds, bonding with your boss is essential to your job, says Amanda Steinberg, founder of dailyworth.com. This doesn’t mean becoming morning coffee besties. Steinberg’s advice? Next time you have a moment together, ask her how she feels your division or the company is doing. When she responds, repeat back to her what she said in your own words, without adding extra commentary or judgement. “She will value your ability to listen and understand what’s important to her without making it about you,” explains Steinberg. Another strategy: if you see that she’s stressed or busy, offer to grab her lunch while you’re out. Bonding, sorted.