Fire Your Boss If They Aren’t Developing You in These 3 Areas

Your boss has many responsibilities and a lot on their plate. Chief among them is to develop you so you can meet the expectations of your current role and to prepare you for career success. Bosses are the primary reasons why people either love or leave their jobs. Quitting your job due to your boss is the equivalent of firing them.

Developing people isn’t a priority for some bosses. As a result, it isn’t done at all or in a meaningful way. There are three areas that your boss should be developing you. Fire your boss and find a new one if they aren’t helping you improve in three key areas.

Develops Your Technical Skills

Technical skills are what you need to excel in your current job. These skills help you meet performance metrics that deliver positive outcomes to your team, customers and boss. You can’t advance your career if you aren’t mastering your current role and for that reason, you need a boss who helps develop the technical aspect of your job. It’s time to fire your boss if they aren’t growing your professional skills.


Soft Skills Development

Soft skills are what you need to effectively and productively interact with people within and outside of the organization. Developing soft skills help you collaborate better, improve emotional intelligence and build leadership qualities. More so, soft skills development will enhance your interpersonal skills, which are critical for career advancement. Fire a boss who neglects to develop your soft skills.

Industry Development

Best practices are shifting faster than ever, and even the most eager to learn are falling behind. Industry development is vital because it keeps your knowledge of your industry current and forward-looking. A boss that grows their team into subject matter experts and thought leaders demonstrate a desire for your career success. Fire your boss if they aren’t developing your industry thought leadership.

With so much of your success resting on the shoulders of your boss, it is vital that they develop you in these three areas. A boss who isn’t preparing you for your career success is bad for your future. Don’t get stuck with a boss who is holding you back and instead fire them.


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Jason Cortel is currently the Director of Global Workforce Management for a leading technology company. He has been in customer service, marketing, and sales services for over 20 years. In addition, he has extensive experience in offshore and nearshore outsourcing. Jason is an avid Star Trek fan and is on a mission to change the universe by helping people develop professionally. He is driven to help managers and leaders lead their teams better. Jason is also a veteran in creating talent and office cultures.

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