PRINCIPLE #6 • Get to know your boss. Seems like a no brainer, but employees don’t always do this. Do take the time to research your boss’s motivation, their expectations, how they like to receive information, how they communicate disappointment, how do they praise their employees, what is their management style, etc. A clear understanding of their style will help you frame your proposals. PRINCIPLE #7 • Always make your boss look good; never make her regret having hired you. Make sure all of your actions make your boss look like they were the smartest person when she decided to hire you—this will help you in the long run, because most bosses will not forget when you helped them achieve recognition or praise from their superiors or a client.