Know your job!
Your direct manager can make or break your career in any company. Understanding your manager is the key to having a future in any team in any company. Making your manager successful is your job description.
Some people think that making the manager happy is the same as making him successful. That is not true.
Your manager is an employee, just like you. Your manager succeeds when the team projects succeed. If you are not a part of that, you won't be valuable. Your success in the team will increase as your role increases in that success.