You don’t have to be afraid to confront the head honcho; you just need to know the right way to do it.
Plenty of posts are written on how to get along with coworkers, communicate with clients and manage employees. But not much is written on how to challenge the boss—perhaps because most people assume it’s tantamount to career suicide.
But the truth is that challenging your boss—the right way—can actually help your career. As Work Awesome writes:
If you are able to challenge your boss successfully without gloating, he will feel more comfortable to approach you for feedback and further ideas. Your future opinions will be highly valued, and you might discover that your boss will go out of his way to seek you out specifically.
You can check out the full post, with tips on constructive ways to challenge your boss, here.
You don’t have to be afraid to confront the head honcho; you just need to know the right way to go about it. And if you do, it can be a great way to separate yourself from the pack.
Have you ever been in a position to challenge your boss? How did you handle it?