Our relationship with our supervisor is the number one predictor of our willingness to stay at our job and has a significant impact on our happiness and success.
Create a personal relationship with your boss. Schedule lunch with them. Ask them about their families, careers, and hobbies. What is important to them? What do you have in common? The more ways you can connect, the better you will understand them and the easier it will become to work with them.
Ask about their expectations and do your best to deliver on them. Be a great employee so it will be easy for them to be a great boss.
Recognize that they are people to. They have strengths and weaknesses, fears and insecurities, and hopes and dreams. Help them be happy and successful. Find time to be their friend.
Find ways to have a positive relationship with your supervisor and you will be happier and more successful.