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  • Image of SmartTips: How To Represent Your Boss Well
    Image of SmartTips: How To Represent Your Boss Well

    Has your boss ever asked you to cover for him or her? Use this opportunity to show your boss that you are up to the challenge of representing him or her well. This SmartTips video will help you live up to the trust that has been handed to you.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 6 Ways To Handle Favoritism
    Image of SmartTips: 6 Ways To Handle Favoritism

    Watching a colleague get a position that you know he or she does not truly deserve is undoubtedly frustrating. This SmartTips video gives six ways to handle the tension and even improve your own chances of getting promoted.

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  • Image of SmartTips: Having Lunch With the Boss
    Image of SmartTips: Having Lunch With the Boss

    Having your first one-on-one lunch with the boss can be an exciting opportunity. Besides preparing to speak about specific business items, you should also prepare to handle some very basic details. This SmartTips video walks you through the process.

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  • Image of SmartTips: Getting Credit For Your Accomplishments
    Image of SmartTips: Getting Credit For Your Accomplishments

    It is difficult to wait for credit that you feel you deserve for your achievements and even harder to bring attention to them on your own without sounding like you're bragging. This SmartTips video suggests ways you can and should be your own advocate for your accomplishments.

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  • Image of SmartTips: Disagreeing With Your Boss's Plan
    Image of SmartTips: Disagreeing With Your Boss's Plan

    Disagreeing with the boss's idea or plan requires a certain level of diplomacy. This SmartTips video offers guidance on how to make your case by approaching your boss with your view. Key is using respect and keeping in mind what might be best for the company.

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  • Image of SmartTips: Delivering Bad News to the Boss
    Image of SmartTips: Delivering Bad News to the Boss

    It's not wise to put off delivering bad news to your boss, even if you are very uncomfortable about presenting it. This SmartTips video prepares you for the conversation and suggests how to frame the meeting in a way that will earn your boss's respect.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 9 Things Bosses Look For in Employees
    Image of SmartTips: 9 Things Bosses Look For in Employees

    Earning your boss's recognition and admiration depends in large part on how much he or she values the way you approach your work as far as your overall attitude and behavior. This SmartTips video looks at some of the characteristics that bosses value most in employees.

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  • Image of SmartTips: 7 Tips For Managing Your Boss
    Image of SmartTips: 7 Tips For Managing Your Boss

    Managers supervise people below them on the organizational chart, but they must also "manage up," meaning that they must manage the relationship they have with their boss. While managing up can be a tough challenge, the 7 tips provided in this SmartTips video will get you off to a good start.

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