how to have a better relationship with your manager by Alison Green on July 8, 2013 Your relationship with your manager is a key driver of how well you do at work and how happy you are in your job. Love your boss, and a not-so-great job can become more satisfying. Hate your boss, and a great job can become one you’re desperate to quit. Having a strong relationship with your boss can actually be pretty straightforward if you know how to go about it. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about eight key levers that can improve the way you interact — including bringing differing perspectives to the surface, respecting your manager’s communication preferences, not causing drama, and more. You can read it here. You may also like:how to lose your boss’s trusthow to become your boss’s favoriteshould you give honest feedback about your manager?