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Working with your manager is like any other activity. You have to take responsibility for what's happening if want to see great results

How to Work With Your Manager

📖 The Manager's Path

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What to expect from your manager

At a minimum expect:

  • Regular one-on-one meetings
  • Feedback and workplace guidance
  • Training and career growth

What a great manager looks like:

  • Cares about you as a person
  • Helps you grow in your career

Purpose of 1-1s

  • They create a human connection between you and your manager, which in turn leads to building trust.
  • They serve as a regular opportunity to discuss privately whatever needs discussing.

Tips for 1-1s

  • Come prepared and have a list of things you want to discuss. Both of you share the responsibility of having a good 1-1.
  • Spend a few minutes talking about life outside of work to get to know each other better and get more comfortable with each other.

How to be managed

Take responsibility for your experiences at work, and don't rely on your manager to set the entire tone for your relationship.

  1. Know yourself → Figure out what you want to do and learn, and what will make you happy.
  2. Go after what you wan...

Ask your manager for non-technical advice

  • If you seek a promotion, then ask them what you need to do to get it.
  • If you are giving a presentation or you have written a design document, then ask them to review it and make suggestions.
  • If you are having issues with a teammate and you are unsure of how to tackle them, as...

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