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What Your Boss Really Wants from You by Steve Arneson
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May 05, 2014 | ISBN 9781626560772

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“This book is a must-read for both employees and bosses—filled with practical exercises that will make you, your boss, and your company more successful.”
—Helmuth Ludwig, CEO, Siemens Industry Sector

“Steve Arneson understands that while the boss is the team’s quar- terback, it is teamwork—built on high-caliber interpersonal relation- ships—that leads to business excellence.”
—Steve Swad, CEO, Rosetta Stone

“Steve Arneson reveals a window into your manager’s true motives— just what you need to build a successful partnership with your boss.”
—Marc Effron, author of One Page Talent Management and President, The Talent Strategy Group

“In this fascinating book, Steve Arneson offers a practical road map for understanding and adapting to your boss’s motives and style. If you want to improve your relationship with the boss, read this book.”
—Bridgette Weitzel, Chief Talent Officer, BAE Systems

“Getting along with your boss is the key to a long, successful, and fulfilling career. In this smart book, Steve Arneson shares his secrets for improving your most critical work relationship.”
—Bill Allen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

“This book is an invaluable resource for employees and a smart read for all managers who want to be more open about their style, mo- tives, and values.”
—Linda Simon, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Organization Development, DIRECTV

“Managing the relationship with your boss is indispensable for career success; in clear, direct, and punchy prose, Steve Arneson provides explicit and essential advice.”
—Robert Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Assessment Systems

“Steve Arneson takes years of observation and distills it into a simple guide on how to improve your most important work relationship.”
—Fred Knowles, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Under Armour

“Steve Arneson delivers an insightful and practical playbook about the ever-challenging employee-boss relationship with this clever follow- up to Bootstrap Leadership.”
—David DeFilippo, Chief Learning Officer, BNY Mellon

“Steve Arneson has captured the insights and practical advice needed to build and sustain a powerful relationship with your boss.”
—Scott E. Nelson, CEO, MDA Leadership Consulting

“Steve Arneson asks all the right questions to help us understand the boss and motivates us to adapt and take responsibility for the relationship.”
—Jane Sommers-Kelly, Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education

“Steve Arneson’s book is a must-read for bosses and subordinates who are interested in building more effective professional relation- ships with each other.”
—Boris Groysberg, Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

“This book offers a fresh approach to navigating the relationship with your boss. The process and insight Steve Arneson shares can help you get this critical relationship right.”
—Jeff Smith, Global Head of Human Resources, BlackRock

“We’ve all had at least one challenging boss in our careers, and this book shows you practical ways to take ownership of that relationship to realize your full potential.”
—Doug Rose, Chief Human Resources Officer, Discover Financial

“Steve Arneson once again delivers with provocative questions and in- sights. He provides practical tips for taking accountability and maxi- mizing your most important professional relationship.”
—Tim Tobin, Vice President, Global Learning and Leadership Development, Marriott International

“This book is for all those who have ever gotten a knot in their stom- ach when they get an email or voice mail from their boss. Steve Arneson gives you an effective strategy for the relationship so you’ll never feel that anxiety again.”
—Jim Norton, Head of Global Media Sales, AOL

Table Of Contents

Step 1: Study Your Boss
Q1- When and how is he most approachable?
Q2- What is his preferred management style?
Q3- What behaviors does he reward?
Q4- What is he trying to accomplish in this role?
Q5- What is he worried about?
Q6- What is his reputation in the company?
Q7- Who does he respect?
Q8- Where does he have influence?
Q9- What’s his relationship like with his boss?
Q10- What’s his primary motivation?
Step 2: Consider How Your Boss Sees You
Q11- What does she value about you?
Q12- How vital are you to her mission?
Q13- What does she think you need to improve?
Q14- How does she represent you to others?
Q15- What’s her history with you?
Step 3: Take Responsibility for the Relationship
Modify Your Story
Communicate Your New Story
Change Your Behaviors
Write a Development Plan
Common Boss/Motive Scenarios
The 15 Insight Questions
The Reflective Exercises
About the Author

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