A good working relationship with your manager is all about communication — but how can you ensure that you’re passing on the right information at the right time? In the best-case scenarios, managers will be clear about what they want to know and when they want to know it. Realistically, however, many of us will end up taking the lead on sharing information with our manager, a practice that is often called “managing up.”
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When we think of leadership qualities, we generally think of the ability to rally the troops, a clarity of vision, and the willingness to coax the best work out of each team member. What we don't tend to think of is self-awareness. Self-awareness, in fact, has a certain new-age ring to it - what leader is lying on her hemp bedspread, staring at the ceiling and thinking deeply about whether she truly understands her innermost self?
Since starting at Grubhub in 2014, Maria Belousova has served as VP of engineering, SVP of technology, and now as CTO, where she oversees Grubhub's technical infrastructure and product vision. Previously she's held tech leadership positions at Microsoft and Bluefly, and she founded the social media platform Davai. She told us about growing up in a family of software engineers, and how she gets her work done without a to-do list.
Business Insider's 100 Coolest People In Tech does exactly what it says on the tin. It profiles Australia's 100 most intriguing tech personalities - from the smallest startup to the largest enterprise. Everyone on the list shares the same core traits: they're successful, innovative and just plain cool. Here are the Top Ten.
Just like with regular employees, the professionalism and likability of managers can vary greatly - some are excellent at their jobs while others are truly terrible. Either way, there are a few things you just shouldn't say to your direct superior. After all, they ultimately hold the keys to your future in the company. Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are the words and phrases you should never utter to your boss.