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Creating a Next Level Partnership with Your Manager


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Ben and Jerry; Batman and Robin; Bill Gates and Paul Allen; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Barack and Michelle; LaVerne and Shirley; Prince William and Kate Middleton…all successful partnerships. The bottom line: in the best partnerships, both people are better together. There are 10 common characteristics of strong partnerships. How does your relationship with your boss measure up?

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I really enjoyed this article. I was the first administrative professional that my executive ever had and it was my first time in the role. We did know each other, as I was friends with his wife. While this may have been a disadvantage in some areas, it really allowed us to create our own relationship without any preconceived thoughts. It was good to see that our relationship embodies all 10 characteristics.

I also shared it with the other administrative professionals in our organization and received a lot of feedback.  Since I work closely with them, I was able to guess which characteristics some felt their team excelled at and which needed more work, which is actually helpful to know when working with them on certain topics. 

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