How to talk to an intimidating boss
Going into your boss’s office can often be hot or cold: You could be getting a pat on the back for a job well done—or a tough dose of constructive criticism.Your boss may want to assign you an awesome new project—or ask you for the report that’s due today (wait, what report? But how often do you stop by your manager’s office just to chat?
Why would your boss be open to your ambition to move up or out of your current role?
This can range from unfamiliar company processes (“what’s the standard process to change a position title?
”) to company history (“what it was like when the company was acquired by an equity firm a few years ago?
Turns out, there are several things you should be addressing with your boss on a regular basis.
When you take the time to talk about these important issues, you’ll find that you’re happier with your career and better positioned in the eyes of your boss, your team, and the company as a whole.