What to Say When … (Round 3)

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You want to let your boss know you’re in a rut without complaining:

“I’ve learned and contributed a lot in my time here, but I’d like some new challenges that will help me contribute even more. Can we discuss my ideas for learning new skills and adding responsibilities?”

Your new hire repeatedly expresses overconfidence:

“While I like your enthusiasm, I’m concerned that you may be losing sight of what counts. Your performance speaks for itself. Self-confidence is good, but only if you back it up with results. I suggest that you focus on your work so that it makes a powerful statement for you.”

Your employee’s work attire isn’t appropriate:

“As you know, our dress standards require that your clothes project a professional image to our clients and the public. I noticed that you didn’t wear hard-soled shoes on four different occasions last month. Please follow our standards more closely from now on.”

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