Be Coach-able

Have you ever entered into your boss’s office feeling nervous?

I know I have.

Don’t worry, its natural.

Chances are your boss will provide you with feedback, suggestions and ideas on how to improve.

It is key to understand that this is your superior’s job. 

I have come to find out that a boss loves having an employee who is coach-able, teachable and willing to listen to their ideas.

It is important to not defend yourself or react negatively to their ideas.

If you disagree with their idea, explain why and back yourself with some solid reasons. If you see where your boss is coming from, make sure you understand what they want you to do differently.

If you do these simple things while interacting with your superior, you will show them that you care about the company. They will see that you are willing to listen to them and that you have the desire to implement ways to improve your department.

The point is, be coach-able, let others with experience mold you and influence your decision making. They are there for a reason.