Let's take a look at what I wrote last August in Teams365 #944:
New Team Leader tip #9 got you thinking about the lay of your land. One of the most important relationships you will foster as a new team leader is that of your boss. As a team leader your role is often one of a conduit, feeding information downwards from your boss to your team and moving it upwards from your team to your boss.
Establishing a solid relationship with your new boss is key. How would you characterize it so far?
Questions to consider:
What are your boss' expectations of you? Of the team?
What are your bosses preferences in terms of communication, updates, frequency of contact?
What are your bosses key priorities? What is important about these to them?
What can you depend on your boss for?
What type of requests can you make?
What does your team want your boss to know about?
What advice and guidance has your boss provided you with so far?
What key relationships do they recommend you establishing?
If you haven't had discussion around these points so far, it can be useful to raise them in your next meeting or touch point.
Have a great start to your week,
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