PAWe all know how difficult it can be trying to impress the boss, and let’s face it, every employee deep down wants to impress their boss. People who are prepared to put in the extra effort and commitment will be rewarded sooner or later.

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No idea how to go about this? We compiled the top 15 most successful ways to make your boss adore you!


 Be Proactive: Be Willing To Learn

When you first join an organization, chances are that your boss will only ‘teach’ you what you need to know in order to do your job properly. There are many things outside your job scope that you need to learn in order to familiarize yourself with the organization.


 Be a team player

Get recognized as a team player impressing a new boss in your new working environment is about validating your existence through your work ethic and results. By showing you are a good, effective team player, you will build your reputation and increase your value.


 Shadow their style

Mirror his best habits. Be aware that if your work styles clash, it could be a recipe for disaster.


 Compliment your boss

Here’s the one thing many forget. When your boss does well, make sure you tell him so. We all want to be praised; when deserved give it. Give him/her honest compliments.


 Ask for a regular meeting with your boss

Depending on the pace of the work and your boss’s schedule, you should request to meet with him or her on a regular basis.



Impress your boss with active participation in all aspects of your workday. Speak up and contribute at meetings, volunteer for assignments others don’t want, suggest creative solutions to department problems.


 Anticipate His needs

If he sees you’re on top of things, he’s less likely to become a micromanager later on.


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 Keep up to date with current industry news

Read trade and industry journals and subscribe to newsletters. This can prove to be very useful to the company and by showing you are keen to research and keep to date with trends in the industry.


 Embrace Criticism, but don’t be afraid to Disagree

Take Criticism gracefully and thank your boss for her honesty, but bosses don’t want to be told they are right all the time. If you have a feeling in your gut that something that they are saying is not a smart decision, speak up.


 Pay close attention to personal details 

Always remember the names of your boss’ spouse and children but also important dates and events for his family, or a book he’s reading or a movie he just saw. That way he knows you pay attention to details.


 Take Initiative

Show your boss that you can take on a higher level of work. So let your boss know what emerging projects you want to work on and that you are willing and eager to take on new tasks.


 Make your boss’ life easier

Try to take the pressure off your boss by helping with additional tasks.


 Think outside the box

Offering a fresh idea about your job lets your boss know you care about your work and shows you are thinking about ways to make the company a better place to work.


 Go the extra mile

Stay late one night to make sure his presentation is perfect. Simple gestures will demonstrate your loyalty and dedication to your boss and to the company.


 Show, don’t tell

Show your boss that you are an asset to the company. Having initiative and working hard will pay off in the long run.


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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