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Hugo Boss is celebrating what would be Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday this month by bringing back the white suit it designed for the cover of his 1982 iconic album, Thriller.

The updated work, part of the new Boss x Michael Jackson collection, is made from lightweight twill with a three-button cuff jacket in a slightly slimmer fit than the King of Pop’s version, worn in the height of the over-sized 1980s, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

The collection also includes three unisex tees, all of which will be released in Boss stores worldwide on the singer’s birthday, August 29.

One washed cotton jersey tee by Graham Dolphin features the Thriller album cover alongside messages from Jackson’s fans; another design shows a silhouette of his signature dance pose.

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Warning: this story contains spoilers from Chicago Fire’s Thursday, May 10, episode!

When one couple’s great, the other’s cracking. That was the case on Chicago Fire’s season 6 finale. While Stella (Miranda Mae Rayo) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) finally got a happy ending – he deserved one – Dawsey was not so lucky. After learning that having a baby would be a huge risk, Dawson (Monica Raymund) told her husband Casey (Jesse Spencer) that she wanted to try anyway. He refused, suggesting adoption instead. She then refused because of their history with Louie. So, in an impulsive move, she made a huge change, telling Chief Hatcher that she’d like to join the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Starting with the positive, cocreator Derek Haas admitted to Us Weekly that Severide had been through enough and while having Renee (Sarah Shahi) was a nice twist, he wanted Kidd and Severide to be together at the end of the season. “When we look at our board for the season, we look at what’s going to be our shocker, our upswing and heartbreak. It was definitely Severide’s turn after the last few seasons of having really tough romance-enders and best friend! We’ve been building them all season,” he said. “I do think Severide has a nature-nurture problem that comes with the territory when he’s dealing with relationships. But Kidd is special… I really like them together.”

And while Stellaride got the upswing it looks like Dawsey got the heartbreak. But will Dawson really go to Puerto Rico and will Casey follow her?

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“I would love to be able to go to Puerto Rice and shoot for a week. Get Casey there, have Dawson there, but I can’t make any promises. I have no idea,” Haas noted. “I can see that episode in my head but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to do it.”

However, the conversation of children isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “This issue is as big as you can have as an obstacle in a relationship. Since the very first episode, Casey has talked about wanting to be a father. She gets emotionally raw about the way that that could happen. It’s not thought out. It’s impulsive. It’s not even rational or how you should be thinking about these things but that’s what life does,” he added.

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Dressing Better Than Your Boss: Designer Bag Edition

Reader A has a great question about dressing better than her boss — specifically, she wonders, must she carry a lower-end bag than what her boss carries, or would a work-appropriate designer bag be OK? Here’s her question:

I know the blog has discussed before if it’s appropriate for younger folks to have designer items in the office. Mine is similar… basically, do I have to stick to brands below what my boss has? It’s an ad agency. I’m in management, she’s VP. She makes double what I do. She carries a Kate Spade tote and lower-end Coach purse and acts ashamed of spending so much if anyone compliments her bags. Does that make it inappropriate or unwise for me to carry similar?

This reminds me of one of our earliest posts that kind of went viral: the intern who wanted to carry a Birkin bag. I still agree with my advice back then that if you carry a bag that starts at $ 8000 (and according to Bonkers Closets they go up to $ 300K) that it’s sending the wrong signal at the office, particularly if the main reason you’re carrying it is as a status symbol. (We’ve also discussed when “must” you carry a designer bag to work — and how to deal when your offensive client uses your designer bag to “joke” that he’s paying you too much. Ah yes, and how to deal when your boss tells you dress too well.)

Back to Reader A: Kate Spade and lower end Coach are in different ballparks than a Birkin. (In fact, I put them in tier 2 and 3 of our last discussion on how to upgrade your handbag collection.) When you’re starting to build your working wardrobe I think it’s a great idea to spend a bit of money on a bag that’s going to be durable and is exactly what you want. I think it’s a bad idea to purposely buy a cheap bag just so you don’t upstage your boss — you’ll need a new one in a few months, to say nothing of the ethical considerations of buying fast fashion. Don’t go into debt for a bag — and know your office (a diamond-encrusted Birkin is probably not appropriate for any office), but in general: buy what you want and don’t worry about it. If your boss specifically asks about it, you may want to brush it off with a comment like “thanks, I’d been saving for it for a while!” or “it was a killer sale!” — but even that is unnecessary.

Readers, what are your thoughts on designer bags and younger workers — what do you think of as work-appropriate designer bags? Would you advise someone against dressing better than your boss? 

Pictured at top: Kate Spade bag on sale at Nordstrom (where there’s actually a ton of Kate Spade stuff on sale). There’s also a surprise sale going on via Kate Spade right now, fwiw. 

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Valeisha Butterfield Jones Makes Major Boss Moves With New Appointment at Google

Google executive Valeisha Butterfield Jones will continue to advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech but on a new level and with a new title. The award-winning community engagement, multicultural marketing, and communications strategist confirmed to Black Enterprise that she has been promoted to global head of women and black community engagement for Google. In this role, she will be responsible for driving systemic and measurable change to create an even more inclusive culture at the tech giant. She will also lead a worldwide effort to enhance equal opportunities for women and African Americans at the company through recruitment and retention.

The Impact

The 39-year-old joined Google back in 2016 as the head of black community engagement, where she focused on implementing diversity and inclusion practices and strategies. During her stint, she helped create initiatives to groom and elevate people of color for leadership roles, including the Decoding Leadership series, which teaches black Googlers how to navigate and climb the corporate ladder. Butterfield Jones also played an instrumental role in launching Howard West, an intense summer residency program that trains and mentors Howard University STEM students at the Googleplex campus in Silicon Valley. Additionally, she helped design the Decoding Race talk series to educate Googlers around the country on race, culture, and bias.

“I met one-on-one with Googlers and heard their stories and watched senior leaders experience an awakening as they learned some of the challenges young black professionals face in tech,” Butterfield Jones told BE.

The Road Ahead

Despite the progress made at Google, Butterfield Jones’ promotion comes at a time when the company is facing a lawsuit and under a federal investigation over unfair payment practices toward women. The announcement also comes just weeks after the lack of diversity in tech was magnified at CES, arguably the biggest tech conference in the world. Nevertheless, the strategist makes no qualms about the challenge that lies ahead. “Education and awareness is key and we made tremendous progress at Google over the last two years,” she said. “In my role, new programs will also be developed and scaled, so please stay tuned.”

Before Google

Prior to entering the tech industry, Butterfield Jones held a variety of high-profile positions in politics and entertainment. From 2011 to 2012, she served as the National Youth Vote Director for the Obama for America campaign. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce under then-President Barack Obama.

Early in her career, she served as the Executive Assistant to the president of HBO Sports after graduating from Clark Atlanta University in 2000. She also worked her way up from an intern for Russell Simmons to the Executive Director of his media firm, Rush Communications.

In addition to actively mentoring young women at Google, Butterfield Jones has served as the CEO of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)—a nonprofit that uplifts and mentors women working in entertainment while striving to promote positive images of women in society—for the last 10 years.

Butterfield Jones, who is also a mother and the wife of NBA champ Dahntay Jones, is not the only black woman making boss moves this year. Last week, it was announced that Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth is parting ways with the magazine and reportedly has a deal with CAA, a prestigious talent agency based in L.A.

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Do I Have to Disclose My Sexual Orientation to My Boss?

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This is a common question that many LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals struggle with in the United States. Essentially, when it comes to your personal life, it’s up to you what you decide to disclose to your boss and co-workers, but there are some strategies you can use to help coming out should you wish to do so. Also in this post, we discuss some laws and policies pertaining specifically to LGBT employment that people in the queer community should be aware of and keep track of in the future.

Gauging Company Culture and Diversity in the Workplace

Many people in the queer community tend to be conservative with the disclosure of their orientation at work, one of the main reasons being that they worry how people around the office might react. It can be especially hard if you work in an environment where it’s unclear if the culture values diversity in the workplace.

In these scenarios, a common tactic is to test the ideological waters of co-workers by bringing up popular news stories related to the topic (perhaps a tweeted executive order banning transgender people from serving in the military) and gauging people’s reactions.

Often, an individual considering coming out at work might confide in a small number of co-workers—their “work friends”—at first, and either leave the process there or slowly come out in waves, person by person. This can help the individual to create a support system at work that might mirror the one they have in their social circles. That kind of support is valuable especially in cases where coming out might be met with harassment or aggression from others in the workplace.

How Can You Be Outed at Work?

There can be certain scenarios out of your control that might cause you to be outed at work. For example, at work functions (like company holiday parties) when everyone brings their partners as plus-ones, you may find yourself in a bind. In this instance, you might have to decide between coming out by bringing your partner, attending alone, or avoiding the event entirely.

Another common way your sexual orientation may be disclosed to your boss is when you apply for health benefits.

Once same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States, same-sex couples became entitled to the same marital rights as heterosexual couples including health coverage, life insurance, or pension programs.

If such benefits are offered by your employer and can be extended to your spouse or domestic partner, be aware that it’s likely you’ll be outed to your boss when they see the application.

Facing Discrimination at Work

LGBT+ people worry about their rights at work. Despite executive orders made by President Clinton in 1995 (Executive Order 12968, which included “sexual orientation” for the first time in non-discrimination language) and President Obama in 2014 (Executive Order 13672, which amended previous executive orders to include the protection of non-heterosexual people from discrimination at work), recent administrative policies might be weakening those protections.

For example, in March 2017, the Trump administration rescinded President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, which makes it easier for businesses receiving federal contracts to avoid reporting how they comply with labor and civil rights laws. It is speculated that these regulations can affect equal pay initiatives for women and certain protections of LGBT people in workplaces.

In the case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief (in July 2017) to the court of appeals arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which pertains to workplace discrimination) doesn’t prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The DOJ argues that the protections only extend to sex discrimination where men and women are not treated equally. However, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) interprets Title VII as forbidding any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and enforces those regulations on all private sector employers.

So far, the EEOC’s protections supersede any contrary state or local laws, and the commission’s reach extends past the private sector in the form of various hearings and appeals to protect LGBT employees in the federal sector from discrimination as well. This means that, for the time being, it is likely that an employer discriminating against LGBT employees in any sector will be held accountable. However, these regulations are something queer individuals will have to keep an eye on because, if the Department of Justice is granted the appeal in Zarda v. Altitude Express, the EEOC’s protection against LGBT discrimination could be dismantled.

Staying in the Know

In any event, the current state of the law protects LGBT employees from discrimination and guarantees their right to privacy. This means that what you choose to share about your sexual orientation (and personal life in general) with co-workers and employers is up to you. But it’s still a good idea to keep yourself informed about how LGBT Law may or may not be changing.

For more information about coming out at work, you can have a look at these articles from The Human Rights Campaign and The Telegraph.

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How to Deal When Your Boss Makes Rude Comments About Your Engagement Ring

Ooh, here’s a great reader Q today: how to deal when your boss makes rude comments about your engagement ring. Here’s Reader C’s question:

I am recently engaged, and am having difficulty handling my boss’s reaction. Specifically, he makes “joking” comments about when I will be quitting now that I am engaged. He gave me a hard time for eating my sack lunch saying I “can obviously afford a $ 10 lunch given that ring.” He also asked me how much my ring was worth (it is a nice ring, but nothing extravagant, ~1.5 carats). I work at a Big 4 firm for reference and am a highly rated employee. Help! How should I handle this??

Wow… I have multiple angry emojis for your boss. We haven’t talked about diamond rings at work in a while, and I can’t wait to see what the readers say. (This has shades of some of our other discussions on sexism at work, including the offensive client who commented on how expensive a bag was, as well as our discussion on how to deal when you work with sexist pigs.)

For my $ .02, I think that you need to take your boss aside and say something directly, because this goes beyond “razzing you like one of the boys in the office” or whatever it is HE thinks he’s doing. This is calling up stereotypes of women who quit as soon as they get married — the type who go to grad school for an “MRS.” SUPER fun stereotype, but it can be really harmful to the work environment as well as to your own career. Keep in mind, this is what he’s saying to your face — who knows what he’s saying behind your back? You might want to find another woman in your group to talk this out before approaching him, because she will hopefully know the different personalities at play.

Readers, what would your script with the boss look like? How would you handle it if your boss made rude comments about your engagement ring at work?

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Dana White, president of the combat sports league UFC, says that while MMA fighter Conor McGregor impressed him in his boxing outing, he doesn’t want to see him in the square circle again. McGregor was stopped by Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round of their hyped match, which some are praising the Irishman for.

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“I’m so proud of Conor tonight,” White said at the evening’s postfight press conference. “It’s not the fight I thought it would be, it was a completely different fight than I expected. When you get into professional boxing, you guys know, you start four rounds, you go six rounds. He went 10 rounds tonight with arguably the greatest to ever do it.”

But White made something else equally clear at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena — he doesn’t want to see McGregor step into the squared circle again any time soon.

“I would rather he did not,” White said. “This isn’t what he does. He’s a mixed martial artist where he goes in and he fights and he uses all of his weapons, and tonight he was only allowed use his hands. I think he did great tonight, I don’t think there’s anything else left to prove. I would rather he fight in mixed martial arts.”

Our thoughts exactly, Dana White. No offense to Conor McGregor.

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So what’s design got to do with it—everything. For all of the bosses who work from a home office, it can be both rewarding and challenging. Rewarding because you own your time, manage your own hours, and get to avoid cubicle quarantine for 8-plus hour days, but perhaps challenging because if your work environment doesn’t support a design that’s conducive for productivity, you may find yourself sitting on the dock of the bay watching too many tides (hours) roll away.

Al and Dereky Hagler own and operate D&A Designs L.L.C., an award-winning, full-service home improvement and remodeling company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro. Dereky offers a unique edge in interior design by providing innovative solutions that lead to an experience that achieves results. D&A is widely known for their philanthropy and paying-it-forward philosophy by providing surprise home makeovers for veterans and victims of fires.

We recently caught up with Dereky to talk about how entrepreneurs can take design ideas and upgrade their work environment to increase productivity.

 

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Tranquility

 

Choose a neutral dominant color. Let’s face it. Work can sometimes be stressful even at home but if you choose a palette for a wall color such as a calming gray or a soothing blue then you can create a relaxed, productive atmosphere. I recommend using Gray Matters by Sherwin-Williams, Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore or Reflecting Pool by Sherwin-Williams.

 

Clarity

 

Let’s be crystal clear, clutter creates confusion and robs you of clarity. Make sure your office is functional with lots of storage. In addition to a desk, purchase a built in credenza or a storage closet. You may have business correspondence, conference materials, contract paperwork, or must-keep printouts, and what better way to organize and store your important documents so you know exactly where they are when you need to refer to them.

 

Inspiration

 

Create a wall of fame. This is the perfect space to display your accomplishments, awards, trophies, plaques or certificates. Go to IKEA and get decorative frames to place them in. If you have none, no problem, go online and purchase your favorite inspirational posters and frame them. Success breeds success and you’ll need to be reminded to “keep going” for tough days when you have a wall of fame.

 

Connection

 

In your makeover, be sure to include furniture such as additional chairs for guests. When you run a business out of your home, be prepared by making your guests (potential or existing clients and customers) feel welcome. Additional seating in your office brings a professional edge and a constant reminder that business is about connection, conversation, and collaboration.

 

Creativity

 

Decorative desks and chairs offer functionality as well as style. Don’t trivialize your work space, you can still personalize or customize it in excellence and character. Remember, you are spending a WHOLE lot of time here—so allow this space to inspire you to deliver at your highest productivity. You want your office to not only be a reflection of your brand, but a visionary space of success. Wayfair is a great source to look for decorative desks and Home Goods is a wonderful spot for decorative functional chairs.

 

Here’s a recent segment on Fox5DC on designing a functional space for any home office.

To learn more about D&A Designs L.L.C., visit www.Facebook.com/D&ADesignsLLC  Office: 202-355-2003. Dereky has appeared as a regular guest contributor on FOX, ABC, and CBS network affiliates D & A Designs’ award-winning work.

 

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9 Ways to Tackle Your To-Do List like a Boss (Part 2)

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Parent. Spouse. Employee. Entrepreneur. Managing your daily tasks while wearing multiple hats can become overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you’re busy being “busy,” but accomplishing nothing. Each day seems to add more items to your to-do list.

In part two of this two-part blog, I share the first four steps you can take now to conquer the chaos and put an end to that never-ending to-do list. If you missed the first part, you can read it here.  This article will cover steps 5-9 and help you end your battle with multitasking once and for all.

Prioritize your task list

List all your tasks and then number them based on priority. Which tasks have deadlines approaching? Which ones need to be completed before you can take on other tasks?

 

Select your tasks to tackle for the week

Select your tasks to work on for the week, in order of priority. Be sure not to exceed the number of hours that you have available to work on them (see step 3).

 

Select your tasks for the day

Now select your tasks to work on for the day, in order of priority. Be sure not to exceed the number of hours that you have available to work on them (see step 3).

 

Get to work!

Start tackling those tasks one by one, focusing only on the task at hand.  

 

Periodically review your goals and tasks and revise when needed

You should finally begin to see yourself putting a nice dent in your to-do list. Of course, there will be new things that need to be done that may even take priority over your current list. Therefore, simply repeat the steps above with the new item so that you can prioritize those tasks and keep your task list looking BOSSY!

You can download the entire list of steps at www.conquerthechaos.info.


This article was written by The BOSS Network Influencer, Alicia Bowens

Alicia Bowens is a visionary expert, an IT specialist, sought-after speaker, author, coach, business owner, and radio host. She specializes in helping teen and single mothers achieve their dreams via her coaching programs, books, and workshops. Learn more about Alicia at www.aliciabowens.comFollow her on Twitter: @alicia_bowens.

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Career Lessons from Auntie Maxine: Reclaim Your Time Like A Boss

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, did not let Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin waste a moment of her time when he tried to stonewall her during the House Financial Services Committee hearing last Thursday. Instead of answering questions about President Donald Trump’s financial ties to Russia, Mnuchin replied to one of her questions by complimenting her. In response, Walters interrupted Mnuchin using the phrase “reclaiming my time” to curtail his effort to dodge the question.

“We don’t want to take my time up with how great I am,” she said. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Mnuchin from his attempt to derail the conversation. Each time that he tried it, Waters pressed him to give direct answers to her questions, repeating the “reclaiming my time” refrain. At one point, she told him, “You’re on my time and I can reclaim it.”

 

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Video clips of the feisty exchange between Waters and Mnuchin went viral, sparking a host of memes and even a “Reclaiming My Time” Gospel remix. In addition to making “reclaiming my time” a new catchphrase, Walters’ refusal to back down also inspired women and people of color on social media to cut through the bull and stand up for themselves, without letting their voice or authority become minimized.

 

Waters, however, is not the only woman who refused to back down or concede to a stubborn or obnoxious colleague. Here’s a list of moments where a female elected official persisted with prowess and zeal, which serves as an example of how women and minorities must continue to persist in order to be heard and reclaim our power—whether that be in a boardroom, business meeting, or at the negotiation table.

 

 

Rep. Maxine Waters – “Reclaiming My Time”

 

 

U.S.  Sen. Kamala Harris – Told To Show “Courtesy”

 

Earlier this summer, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tried to circumvent questions from U.S Sen. Kamala Harris about the probe into President Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. Nevertheless, Harris continued to demand Rosenstein give direct answers, until she was finally silenced by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, who argued that she was not showing enough “courtesy” during her line of questioning. Nevertheless, women showed their support for Harris by sharing how they too were silenced at work.

 

Harris also had a testy exchange with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly over sanctuary cities, which serves as another example of how black women must be fearless and undeterred.

 

 

Mitch McConnell Cuts Off Elizabeth Warren’s Speech

 

Earlier this year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced when she was giving a floor speech during debate over the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, to be attorney general. Warren decided to read a letter by Martin Luther King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, while pointing out how Sessions used his power to disenfranchise black voters throughout his career. In turn, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, who was presiding over the Senate at the time, ruled that she violated Rule 19 of the standing rules of the Senate. Mitch McConnell then justified Daines’s ruling by condemning Warren for her persistence. However, McConnell’s statement that “she persisted” quickly spiraled into a motto for women who have overcome obstacles in a male-dominated world.

Career – Black Enterprise

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE:

Work With a Difficult Boss? Use These Four Key Strategies to Grow and Succeed

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Having a difficult boss can make you ask yourself questions like: “Why is my hard work not good enough?”; “I’ve done so much, how can I finally get that promotion?”; or “I did exactly what my boss said and I still don’t understand how it’s not up to par.”

Difficult bosses shouldn’t bring you down. See the situation as an opportunity to try different strategies to handle your boss’s challenging personality yet still achieve your own goals.

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Think like Your Boss

 

Take a minute to stop and think about his or her motivations, concerns, priorities, etc. Your job is to make their lives easier, so think hard about what they might like to see from you and how you can show them you’re doing quality work.

For example, make a list of items you think they might appreciate seeing on your next report. Give information your boss can share with their managers to make him or her look good. Give them project updates on a weekly basis instead of waiting for them to ask you. Showing such drive gives you higher chances of praise, appreciation, and even promotions.

Get Ahead of the Game

 

At this point in your career, you already know how to do your job and what your manager expects. You likely have the capability of anticipating the different types of tasks, questions, and objections your boss may surprise you with. Practicing this strategy will make you look polished and prepared, not to mention responsible for working so methodically.

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Learn from Mentors and Co-Workers

 

Hearing what your boss is like with other people may help you get a better idea on how to work with him or her. Listening to other people’s advice and perspectives will help you understand what to do and what not to do when working with your boss. It’s essential to learn how he or she prefers to communicate (phone, email, in-person, etc.), what they like or don’t like to hear, and so on. This can help you learn from other people’s mistakes and understand how you can win your boss’s trust.

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Speak Up

 

If you’ve tried everything and still feel puzzled about how to give your boss what he or she is looking for, voice your thoughts and concerns with them privately. Start by setting up a meeting with your boss and prepare a list of questions ahead of time. By scheduling a meeting, you show that you’re respecting their time and giving them a chance to discuss things that may help make both of your lives easier. Questions you can bring to this meeting may include:

  • What are you expecting to see in these types of projects?
  • What can I do to give you exactly what you’re looking for?
  • How do you measure success?
  • What keeps you up at night and what can I do to make your life easier?

The key is to be polite and show that you care. Your boss has a heart and hopefully they will be grateful to you for coming to them with these questions. This strategy can make you stand out from the crowd and show your boss your incredible determination to succeed.

Using these strategies may make a world of difference for you. By doing some deep thinking, planning, and communicating, you’ll feel a lot smarter and better prepared on how to work with your boss. If after applying these tips you still feel stuck and no progress has been made, consider getting help or advice from HR. The goal is to do everything in your power to get a better handle of your boss’s difficult personality. Try not to lose focus and do your best to prove yourself in this job and all other jobs moving forward.

Career – Black Enterprise

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Hawaii Five-0 Boss Speaks Out on Controversial Exits: Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park Were Offered “Unprecedented Raises”

Hawaii Five-0The chatter surrounding Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park’s surprise exits from Hawaii Five-0 isn’t dying down just yet.
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Check Out This Letter Hemingway Wrote to His Old Boss at Esquire

It’s expected to sell for thousands at auction.

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What You Don’t Know and Your Boss Won’t Tell You: Advice from Senior Female Executives on What You Need to Succeed

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If This Note Doesn’t Convince Your Boss To Let You Watch The U.S. Soccer Game, Nothing Will

Really want to watch the U.S.-Germany game on Thursday, but don’t know how you’re going to get off work? The U.S. men’s soccer team has you covered.

The team’s official Twitter feed sent a ready-to-go get-out-of-work note to its one million followers on Wednesday. And, well, it’s pretty perfect:

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We also transcribed it in case it’s hard to read in its original form format whatever reason:

To whom it may concern:

Please excuse _____________ from work on Thursday, June 26th.

I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause. The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.

By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!

If your boss doesn’t let you root for your country after reading that, well, then maybe you need to find a new boss. The game is at 12 p.m. EST.
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