"Wait a min, are you saying that I should be managing my boss? But aren't they supposed to manage me?" Frankly speaking, you should be managing your boss and colleagues, and they should be managing you as well. Sounds strange, isn't it? Actively pursue these 'A's guidelines and you'll be on your way to creating a healthy, productive and conducive working relationship.
I used to think that good things will happen to good people and bad things will happen to bad people. However, I was naive to think that way. Good things can happen to bad people and bad things can happen to good people. In fact, bad things can happen to everyone.