16 Things Your Boss Won’t Tell You

Being a good boss is all about being a good delegator — and keeping employees happy and motivated, of course. In order to do this, bosses might keep secrets from time to time. Whether it’s a secret about the project they’re working on, or a secret about how employees can move up the professional ladder, a boss usually has a good reason to stay quiet.

We’re ruining that today, though, and exposing some of the things your boss is keeping from you. Intrigued? You better be!

1. Bosses care about your opinion

A boss will never tell you that they care about your opinion about them, but they do. Your boss might be able to tell you what to do, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a human being with feelings. Remember that the way you act towards your boss can change the way they interact with you, and if they get the feeling that you don’t like them, then that’s going to make your working relationship far less productive than it could be.

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2. Your boss wants to be your friend

In most cases, this is true. Your boss will always want to be your friend, unless they’re the kind of person to enjoy a power trip.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s hard to look at people you work with and know that you have power over them. Your boss will regularly try and talk to you about personal matters, but stop themselves when they realize they can’t. It’s perfectly common, so just bear that in mind.

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3. Your boss guesses as much as you do

Find yourself making guesses during the working day? Worried that guessing makes you a bad employee? Well, your boss guesses just as much as you do. Sometimes in professional life, taking an educated guess is the best way forward, and if you have no other option and your superior isn’t around to answer your question, you have to do what you have to do.

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