Can anyone give me some practical suggestions on how to develop better relationships with my supervisor and her manager without toadying?
After listening to the Politics 101 series of podcasts, I am endeavouring to develop better relationships with them.
My high quality of work and strong range of soft skills are not enough to get the better projects and concessions in my workplace. I am a High S and well liked in general but seem to always miss out on the ‘tap on the shoulder’, which often goes to someone in the manager’s network of people she appears to favour.
One action I have tried is to think of a decision made by her that has made a positive impact on me and thank or comment on it when the opportunity arises. I have done this once and will keep trying.
It is a start but any other techniques the forum can provide would be greatly appreciated.