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Chapter 21. Praising Upward [*]

[*] From Managing Upward (Crisp, 1992)

Bosses as well as teams and individuals need to know they are doing a good job. Many studies indicate that feedback is the number-one motivator, yet often managers do not receive any more feedback than you do. Providing feedback effectively demonstrates your abilities of communication and creativity.

If you want to praise your boss, keep it specific and sincere. A story is told of the employee who told his boss, “You are the best boss a person could ever have. Every night I go home and tell my wife how great you are and how much I enjoy working for you.” Nobody will believe that, including the boss.


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