Don’t Be Afraid To Reveal Your Weaknesses To Your Boss

Nobody enjoys revealing their own weaknesses, especially to their managers at work. When you’re struggling at work it’s often hard to admit it to yourself, let alone your superiors. But sometimes it’s worth biting the bullet and just asking for help. Here’s why.

You want to put your best foot forward at work, so when you’re not performing your best you may feel like you should keep it to yourself. Perhaps you think that admitting that you’re less than perfect would compromise your standing at work and make you look incompetent. But fessing up to your boss about performance troubles can often be an effective way of receiving constructive feedback.

Over at Entrepreneur, Matt Arnerich wrote that while it may be daunting to let your superior know about your weaknesses, you have to remember it’s in their best interest help you improve as a worker:

“In fact, what you’re doing is incredibly brave, while showing initiative and serious objectivity in assessing the quality of what you’re producing. Instead of submitting some work knowing that it’s not good enough and waiting for feedback to tell you as much you’re being proactive and making it clear you’re not going to go forward with work that’s below par.”

Even small bits of advice from your manager could be hugely beneficial to your continued development in your current company and your career as a whole. Personally, a previous manager’s tips on how to tackle tasks throughout the day reshaped the way I worked.

What’s the best advice you’ve received from a manager? Let us know in the comments.

[Via Entrepreneur]

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