Discussions With Your Boss
Three important types of discussions you can have:
- Idea Improvement: they have an idea, but need some sparring to improve it before setting it loose.
- Implementation: they already decided and now need you to sweat the details to get it going.
- Venting: something is blocking above options, they just need someone to share the frustration.
The difficulty is that these 3 conversations can sound very similar, or start with one and jump to the other. You have to listen closely to identify which is the prevailing one — and you can’t ask directly, because it’s likely they don’t even know themselves.