How to Talk to Your Boss

Many employees experience difficulties with their bosses’ behavior, expectations, or management style. A lack of availability, clear direction or feedback, unreasonable workloads, and expectations that you’ll respond to emails or phone calls 24/7, top the list of concerns I hear from my clients. But how do you talk to your boss about these issues without damaging your relationship—or your reputation?

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Elaine Morris
An Inside-out Approach to Achieving Goals

As a longtime student of time management, I’ve gained tremendous insight from reading books like Stephen R. Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First, David Allen’s Getting Things Done, and Jim Loehr’s The Power of Full Engagement, which advocates managing energy rather than time.

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Elaine Morris
Build Rapport and Accountability through One-to-one Sessions

A client was recently promoted to president of a mid-sized company and suddenly faced the challenge of building a solid working relationship with his new direct reports, whom he’d known for many years as co-workers. “Now that I’m their boss, I need to somehow establish a new way of relating,” he told me. “I don’t want to be heavy handed and yet I do need to hold them to account.”

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Elaine Morris
Build Self-awareness

Culture-building leaders get people fired up by sharing their vision and showing how their company contributes to the good of society. Building self-awareness is key to developing this kind of leadership! This may seem counterintuitive, or even self-centered, but leaders who build the most innovative and high-performing cultures have high self-awareness in 3 key areas.

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Elaine Morris