10 Things Bosses Appreciate That You May Overlook

1. Look for ways to add value instead of waiting to be asked.

2. Stay out of the way unless you are needed. Bosses are busy.

3. Work with other people to resolve issues that will affect implementation of an idea before you present it.

4. Ask how they are doing sincerely, not just to score points.

5. Bring them a fully packaged brief but leave room for them to customize it their way for later presentation.

6. Volunteer for crappy stuff that nobody wants to do.

7. Refuse at all costs to participate in miserable negative talk that just drags everybody down.

8. Dress more formally than you think you have to.

9. Take notes in meetings where your boss is present and provide them afterward as a courtesy.

10. Follow up on conversations where a next step is needed - do not wait for them to ask you.

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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.