Thanks, Boss: 5 Ideas for Celebrating National Boss Day

We have compiled a list of things that you can do, or at least put in your head, that will help improve your relationship with your boss, and hopefully make his or her life easier (along with your life too). 

Today is Boss's Day, or National Boss Day. If you've never heard of it, Hallmark actually does issue cards for this occasion. But that doesn't mean you need to go and buy your boss a physical present today.

We suggest instead that you show your appreciation for your boss (and help yourself) in other, more meaningful ways. To that end, we have compiled a list of things that you can do, or at least put in your head, that will help improve your relationship with your boss, and hopefully make his or her life easier (along with your life too). 

The following ideas are derived from a series of lessons on Big Think Edge, the only forum on YouTube designed to help you get the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing world.  

1. Former Apple evangelist and author Guy Kawasaki offers advice which, as irritating as it may sound, is designed to "enchant" your boss. Here's how to do it:

When your boss asks you to do something, no matter how busy you are, no matter what else you're doing, no matter how important you think what you're doing is to the organization or yourself, no matter how suboptimal you may think it is to be interrupted, you should drop everything and do what your boss asks.  

2. Now, sometimes the situation does require that you may need to stand up to your boss. Maybe your boss is unaware of what you are working on at the moment. In these situations, Kawasaki offers different advice - which he calls How to Stand Up to Your Boss Without Being a Pain in the Ass.

Watch here:

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