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The life skill that your boss won't teach you

Managing your manager is an art that will help workers go far in life - not just in their careers

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The importance of building rapport cannot be emphasised enough when it comes to "managing up". To get a supervisor's buy-in, it's not just about producing the best quality work. Having a good relationship and being likeable are almost as important.

IT IS often said that one should pick the right boss, not the right job. While that is generally sound advice, we don't always have the luxury to choose our managers, especially if we are new to the workforce. But nevertheless, we can still choose how we engage with our supervisors to ensure a...

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