Career Managing Up → Best-Friend-Forever: Strategies

Be friendly, but not best friends.

Share some and save some. Don't share all private information out of courtesy.

Beware the over‐share (on either side).

Draw and maintain boundaries.

Get busy. Don't accept every invitation.

Include others in your friendship outings.

Mind your social media connections and sharing.

Don't flaunt the friendship.

Proactively ask for feedback.

Have the conversation when your friend becomes the boss.