Career Advice: Never Let Your Boss Be Surprised By Bad News

There is only one thing worse than delivering bad news to your boss. That is not raising the red flag when you know trouble is brewing, because it is a cardinal sin to let your boss be surprised.No organization escapes the negatives forever. Budgets are not met. Deliveries are late. Machines don’t work. People are caught with their hands in the cookie jar.It is important to your career success to learn how to deliver ill tidings, as well as how to receive them.There are at least four major things wrong with failing to blow the whistle when stuff hits the fan.First, ignoring bad stuff won’t make it go away. It’s bound to surface sooner or later, probably at the worst possible time.Second, most problems can be fixed, wholly or in part, if addressed…

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