5 Conversations You MUST Have With A New Boss

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<ul><li><p>5 Conversations You Must Have With A New Boss</p><p>Original article by Michelle Baker</p></li><li><p>Congratulations! You're starting a new job. Its an exciting time, sure, but also an uncertain time.</p></li><li><p> There are so many questions: Will my responsibilities match the </p><p>job description? Will I mesh with the new team? Will they recognize my prior </p><p>experience? Will I be successful in my new </p><p>role?</p></li><li><p> These are questions that time and on-the-job experience will answer, right?</p><p>Sure... to an extent.</p></li><li><p> While time and "just jumping in" with the team will ease some of those new-hire insecurities, the key element to beginning a new role is building a solid relationship with your manager. </p></li><li><p> Regardless of the "rockstar" status you possess in your industry or with a previous job, your prestigious degree, or even the years of experience that fill your resume, your manager is the gateway to success in your new role.</p></li><li><p> Here are five simple conversations you should initiate with your manager, as you start a new role...</p></li><li><p>1. Why Me?</p></li><li><p>Naturally, you were the most qualified among the applicants, right? Chances are, more went into the decision than simply your thoughtful interview answers, dazzling wit, and well-tailored suit.</p></li><li><p>The hiring manager saw something in you that s/he felt would add value to the team. Find out why you were chosen, and spend each day proving that value.</p></li><li><p>2. How Can I learn?</p></li><li><p> Onboarding does not end with New Employee Orientation. Orientation is an event. Onboarding is a process - a learning process that should embrace a new employee in three ways:</p><p> Welcome the new employee to the COMPANY Acquaint the new employee with the TEAM Immerse the new employee into the ROLE</p></li><li><p> Like any new job, there is so much to learn about the company you've just joined, the team you are now a part of, and the role that you will be filling. </p><p>Your manager should provide guidance, resources, and an opportunity to learn. With your manager, create a learning plan that will integrate you into your new role.</p></li><li><p>3. What's The Plan?</p></li><li><p> Chances are your manager had a plan in place prior to your arrival. Spend time with your manager discussing this plan. </p><p>Seek out opportunities to secure quick wins that will propel your credibility, but also create long-term, measurable goals that will impact the team and company. </p></li><li><p>Ask your manager what your departmental and organizational objectives are, and ensure that your personal goals are clearly aligned.</p></li><li><p>4. I Need Your Feedback, And You Need Mine</p></li><li><p> Transparency is a key element to any successful relationship. </p><p>Asking your manager for feedback and guidance will strengthen your alliance, and help ensure that you are meeting (and hopefully exceeding) expectations. </p></li><li><p> While receiving feedback is important, so is providing feedback to your manager. This transparency breeds trust between an employee and manager. </p><p>Remember, ask permission to provide feedback to your manager, and keep it respectful and relevant.</p></li><li><p>5. Be My Champion, And I'll Be Yours</p></li><li><p> One of the greatest things an employee can do is to make his/her manager look good. To make that manager's job a bit easier. And, of course, to give that manager something to brag about. </p></li><li><p> What are you doing to support your manager? What are his goals for his own role - or for his future path within the organization? How can you help him be successful? </p><p>Demonstrating a little selfless benevolence can go a long way to securing your own success.</p></li><li><p> Five simple conversations. Five opportunities to clarify expectations and build a solid partnership from the beginning. Take the time to get to know your manager, and help him/her affirm his/her decision that you are the right person for the job.</p><p>You are, after all.</p></li><li><p>Read The Original Article!</p><p>We hope you enjoyed this presentation!</p><p>Click here to read the original article by Michelle Baker on CAREEREALISM.com.</p><p>http://www.careerealism.com/conversations-new-boss/#!bkANVH</p></li></ul>