What Your Boss Expects of You

Relationships between bosses and subordinates strongly influence any team's success. Yet while the leadership literature specifies actions bosses should take, it says little about what leaders should expect from their followers.

One thing your boss should expect from you is that you'll stay current. Fulfill this expectation by regularly reading and watching the news. Think about how what's happening in the world may affect your team, your marketplace, and your company's competition. Also know what's going on with your customers -- how they're changing, how their competition is changing, and how technology is affecting their strategies. Consider how you might use this knowledge to strengthen your customer relationships.

Today's Management Tip of the Day was adapted from the HBR article, "What Your Leader Expects of You," by Larry Bossidy.

By washingtonpost.com Editor  |  August 22, 2008; 8:12 AM ET  | Category:  Management Tip of the Day
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