9. Build a Network
You're hungry to move up and make a name for yourself. But many view your boss as a lightweight who knows little and brings even less. The last thing you need is to be associated with her. So how do you cast off this burden? To carve out a separate identity, start by making personal connections. Look for opportunities to collaborate with other departments to build your influence. Most important, produce in whatever capacity you work. Elevate your performance. Soon enough, your boss will be outside your sphere.