With the start of a new school year fast approaching and fall just around the corner – at least as advertisers would have us believe – we can’t help but think about one group in particular: first year associates. The ABA Journal reports that law firms are starting to conduct interviews earlier on and plan on increasing their hiring in the coming year. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s not still a tough world out there for young lawyers. An article out of the Harvard Business Review blog piqued our interest and we couldn’t help but pass along the advice. Detailing just how to manage your managers, we thought this would be a valuable set of lessons for just about anyone in the workforce to consider.
For all of the expert advice, be sure to take a look at the full post here. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite suggestions below:
1. Recognize the challenges – Be careful when it comes to taking on too much and watch out for conflicting messages
2. Know who your ultimate boss is – Be aware of the chain of command and follow it carefully
3. Get your bosses to communicate – Don’t be afraid to bring people together
4. Don’t take it personally – Try not to get caught up in over analyzing situations, focus instead on the problem at hand and how it can be resolved