Smile and the world smiles with you
I’m not about to suggest you traipse around all day grinning like a lunatic but… Never underestimate the importance of smiling!
Smile at someone and the chances are that they will smile back. Try it. It’s a built-in reflex that we humans have, enabling us to immediately communicate our friendly and peaceful intentions – even at a distance. It’s such an innate behaviour that even if you sit by yourself and smile, you’ll actually feel better for it! Again, if you don’t believe me then try it!
Start with a big smile for your new boss (without looking too smarmy…) and then keep a small smile lingering around your lips the rest of the day. It will definitely have a positive effect on the perception that others have of you (firmly proved by psychologists) and you will even feel more positive yourself.