face it, bosses may be people too but sometimes chitchat with the corner-office
occupant can feel a tad strained. You may be comfortable talking to
your boss about work-related mattershttp://bit.ly/gkXDi9 but find that casual conversation throws
you for a loop. If you need help finding conversational common ground with your
boss for work outings, the holiday party or those awkward elevator rides, we
have some tips.
Listen: This may seem counterintuitive but if you are a careful
listener, you will always have something to say. Good listening skills will
reveal interesting information about a person - their favorite hobby, a recent
vacation spot, their hometown - that will provide fodder for conversation.
Warning: No Googling and revealing overly-intimate knowledge of your boss'
Ask Questions: People like to talk about themselves. Artfully
asking questions will help conversation flow. You can ask specific questions
such as "It's been ages since I've seen a good movie/play, do you have any
recommendations?" or more open-ended questions such as "Have any good ideas for
holiday activities for the kids?"
Don't Panic: If the conversation falls into a lull, try not to
panic and say the first thing that pops into your mind. Lulls in conversation
are natural; don't rush to fill the void.
Put the Ball in Their Court: Once you've gotten the ball rolling, turn the
conversation over to your boss. Saying "what do you think?" about whatever you're
discussing, makes your boss a partner in the conversation.
Know When It's Over: All conversations eventually run out of steam; know
when call it quits and make a graceful exit. Leaving on a high note will leave
both parties willing to re-engage the next time an opportunity presents itself.
For more on the art
of conversation read How to Talk to Anyone at a Party and When Work Involves
Socializing: Knowing What's Appropriate...and What's Not.
How do you keep conversation flowing with
higher-ups? Share your thoughts here by leaving a comment.
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