Translating Boss Talk
Kudos to Forbes Women’s Work in Progress blog. They recently featured a blog posting by Colette Martin that helps you decode what your boss means when he/she says the strangest things.
“You don’t want to do that,” or “Do you really want to do that?” This one is tricky – some great bosses will use these words when they want to help you think things through. If your boss is a good mentor, this is likely the case. But there’s also a chance that this boss really means, “I don’t want you to do that,” or “I’ll look bad if you do that.”