At some point, we all aim to impress our bosses. Despite the fact that we seek guidance from them, and we expect them to have all the answers to our questions, sometimes even the best leaders need help too. Did you know that there are certain phrases your boss secretly wants to hear you say? Here are some phrases that you can use to help you improve your standing and get ahead in your career:
“I Have a Solution”
It’s very rare for employees to volunteer to take the blame for something that went wrong. No one wants to be held accountable for a major problem that spiraled out of control at the company. When you take responsibility for your actions, your credibility as an employee will only shine in the eyes of your employer. If you want to be a leader, you have to show your boss that you have learned from your mistakes, and you’re willing to take something that spiraled out of control and fix it. Build your character by stepping up and taking over an issue that could potentially harm the company.
“I Have an Idea”
Sometimes your boss might have too much on his or her plate, and all they really want to hear are fresh new ideas. Bringing new ideas to the table is a way to prove that you are a valuable asset to the company. It will show your boss that you are committed and striving to see the company grow. The bottom line is, your boss will love to hear ideas that will enhance the efficiency and profitability of the company.
“I Disagree Because…”
Your boss would love to hear what you have to say, whether they agree with you or not. You must keep in mind that your judgment call is very important. If you believe that your opinion will serve the company’s goals better, then don’t be afraid to speak up. Your boss will definitely appreciate your input especially if your insights are reasonable and convincing. So if you disagree with your boss, don’t be afraid to share why you disagree with what he or she has to say, by backing up your statement with quantifiable facts that your boss might not be aware of.
“Can I Help?”
Your boss is only human. Asking your boss if he or she needs help in anything is another way of saying, “Are you OK?” Letting your boss know that you are there for them will help you earn their trust. Your boss’s schedule is probably jammed with back-to-back meetings, an overflowing inbox, and a mountain of work to look into. By offering help, you’re showing your boss that you are willing to share the heavy load. Don’t hesitate to offer help whenever you can, you never know how much your boss might actually need it.
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