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Translating Boss Talk

May 5, 2010 by  
Filed under professional development, work

Kudos to Forbes Women’s Work in Progress blog.  They recently featured a blog posting by Colette Martin that helps you decode what your boss means when he/she says the strangest things.

Our favorite:

“You don’t want to do that,” or “Do you really want to do that?” This one is tricky – some great bosses will use these words when they want to help you think things through. If your boss is a good mentor, this is likely the case. But there’s also a chance that this boss really means, “I don’t want you to do that,” or “I’ll look bad if you do that.”

Read more Boss-isms.

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