There’s not a ton more to say than what’s in the title.
But, because I have a hard time saying less when I can say more, I’ll fill that idea out a little bit.
You need to know what your boss cares about. This applies to those who work in the church and those who work outside of the church. At the end of the day, you need to be able to write down on a piece of paper at least one thing that your boss values and one thing that drives them crazy.
Social media and the rise of blogging and micro-blogging in the last decade have made this easier than ever before. If your boss blogs, tweets, or simply updates their status on Facebook, you should be paying attention to what they’re saying and what they’re trying to communicate.
If your boss doesn’t have an online presence, look out for newsletters, office memos or emails and watch for developing themes.
Personally, I have email alerts set for status updates, blog posts and tweets that come from our Senior Pastor as well as our church’s Youth Pastor, Junior High director and Elementary director. Knowing what’s going on in the hearts and lives of those I work with is simply a text alert away – if you care about the people you work alongside, you should listen to what they’re saying.