To succeed in your role, at some point you’ll need your boss to do something on your behalf.
Occasionally you’ll need to ask them to change something and your request will be an implicit (or explicit) criticism of the way they do things. It’s awkward.
If you’re worried about how your boss could react, Julie Zhuo, author of the excellent The Making of a Manager, recently tweeted a practical five step framework for discussing that change without completely flaming your relationship with the person who has the most influence over your career.
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We’ve compiled a list of questions you can ask your managers and team members to identify the challenges they face, and help you pick the right solutions.