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From The Archives: How To Be Your Boss's Wingwoman

From The Archives: How To Be Your Boss's Wingwoman

Last week, we hosted a career bootcamp on Creating Strategic Alliances at work. Alliances are important because, when done well, they can lead to increased visibility, promotions, mentoring, and simply having someone in your corner advocating for you when the going gets tough.* 

*One of the most key people to have in your corner is your boss.

How To Be Your Boss' Wing Woman

How To Be Your Boss' Wing Woman

I was having dinner with some friends at Katana in West Hollywood, California, and we were discussing career development for women (big surprise, right?). One of my girlfriends mentioned being her boss’ “wing woman.” It immediately made me think about the importance of being an awesome wing woman, and how mastering this role could lead to future promotions.

Does your boss look to you as his/her go-to? Does your boss bounce new ideas off you before she/he announces it to the team? Does your boss have an active role in your professional development? All of these questions boil down to one main idea: Does your boss keep you top of mind? It might sound harsh when you put it in these terms, but your boss should view you as his/her biggest ASSET.