Your first job is a manager

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Throughout our early years, we’re told by adults that we’d have to perform really well for our boss. You’re only a rule-follower and others must give instruction for you. It’s your job to perform well at that.

Do X to please Y person so that she will give you Z.

But what if I told you that no matter what, you’re going to go into your first job as a manager?

What if I told you that in order for you to benefit the most out of your first job, you’d have to manage your meetings with your boss?

That you’d have to extract as much value as you can out of every opportunity?

That it’s your responsibility to make it as easy as possible for your boss to promote you, notice your work, and get to know you as a person?

It’s your job to manage your boss.