Your boss got their questions yesterday and now it’s your turn.
Are you waiting for your bi-annual/annual review to get ‘feedback’ on your performance? That is such a rookie move. Quit renting out your careers drivers’ seat and up your corporate game.
Embrace the all-star in you and inspire your boss to groom you for your next role by asking the following questions.
1.What specific area of our team’s mission is most pressing at this time and what can I do better, to make sure that our goals are reached?
2.What do your peers say about me?
3. If your boss were to give me one piece of advice, what would it be?
4.Who should I be working with more closely?
5. What could I be doing to make your job easier?
6. To what do you attribute your own career success?
7. Which parts of my style concern you the most?
8. Specifically, what do I need to work on to advance to ___________ (make sure you have a position in mind. It shows that you have put thought into the question)?
Note to self; These questions should not be asked in one sitting. You are not an interrogator and your boss is not inmate #001 (regardless of how you feel about them).