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Praise your boss without sounding like a kiss-up

ssFlattery can help you get ahead at work, as long as you aren’t to obvious about it.

Telling your boss “you’re the wind beneath my wings”, probably won’t sound very sincere, but, you can win support from your manager,(and co-workers too), with some subtle persuasion:

* Ask for advice. Everyone likes to be thought of as an expert. Asking for help shows you value the other person’s expertise.

* Give in. Let the other person win you over. Say something like, “I wasn’t sure about that at first, but you’ve convinced me.”

* Let the other person be modest We all love to hear others sing our praises, but we don’t want to admit that we enjoy it. When you pay a compliment, start off with a disclaimer like: “I don’t want to embarrass you, but, that was a great presentation.”‘

* Show you share his or hers values. Express your own support for his or her viewpoint. “It sounds like you’re not willing to compromise service. I feel the exact same way.”

* Spread the flattery around. Managers will become suspicious if you only flatter higher-ups. Make it a point to compliment your employees or co-workers to demonstrate your sincerity.

Remember, Don’t be a victim!

 

 

 

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