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October 16th marks National Boss's Day, so today we discuss: Can you, should you make friends with your boss? Since there’s probably a power difference – they can fire you – it makes this friendship a little stickier than most. Tune in!
These friendships come with legal attachments, requirements and protocols. Favoritism, nepotism, keeping intellectual property private. Your friend/boss doesn't want to be sued if you have a fight; or blab secrets you’ve heard over cocktails. On the other hand, your boss can be the most empowering influence in your life. What to do?
We discuss the best approach when considering this friendship: Assess; Trust; Manage.
Using information from your ATM here’s a sample question we will answer during the show: What if you want a promotion and another colleague gets the position? How would you start that conversation with your boss / friend?
We discuss the other side too… using the same methods. Go to www.superfriendgroups.com for more information and to voice your opinion on this topic.
Join us at (347) 324-3200 and remember a great friend starts with you!
Images by: ThisIsRobsLive; Jim Frost from Sioux City both via Wikimedia Commons
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