At the end of a big presentation to your boss, one that you have worked very hard on, your boss comments that you did a great job. You are excited, but unsure how to respond. Accepting compliments can be difficult, especially when they come from somebody who is your superior. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make sure you always accept and thank your boss appropriately for their praise.
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Know your strengths. It is usually easier to take a compliment if you know that it's sincere.
Say an unqualified thank you.
Avoid making self-deprecating remarks after thanking your boss. Whether you believe that you deserved the compliment or not, making negative comments about yourself or your work will undermine your boss' confidence in you.
Let your boss know that you appreciate the compliment. This will help to prevent you from seeming cocky, while also showing your boss that you know you worked hard and that you are glad that he or she noticed.
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