Regularly take time to step out of your own shoes and get into your boss’s. A great way to do that is to do what top leadership coach Tim Gallwey calls transposing. Transposing consists of asking three questions as if you are the person you’re trying to work with or influence. The questions are: What am I thinking? How am I feeling? What do I want?
Scott Eblin’s post “How to Influence Your New Boss, Part II” explains a practical application of what Tim Gallwey calls “Transposing”