Jag Venugopal's Blog

March 14, 2012

Phrases a manager likes to hear

Filed under: Management — Jag @ 6:36 am

Some time ago, I was speaking with a colleague about a certain manager, and the way to win his confidence. I suggested the following; it is true of all managers:

1. “Let me take care of that.”

2. “Its done; would you like to take a look?”

3. “I’ve given it some thought. Here is what I found out…”

As Stephen R. Covey cites as an example in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the key is to always be one step ahead of one’s manager, and anticipate what they will ask for next. And then, to be ready with it.

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