Second, never bring your boss guesswork without also bringing two ways to fact check your guesses. If you feel compelled to speculate — offer to research or experiment as necessary to draw a solid conclusion. So, if you speculate, follow it up with – “I’ll find out by…”
Why go to the trouble of researching answers? Because you’ll:
- discover you can answer a lot of questions yourself
- become a source of positive energy
- build confidence in yourself
- show you understand that your job is not to pose riddles but to solve them
Show your boss that you are good at gathering facts, telling the truth about what you found and forming reasonable opinions around those facts. Do that and you’re well on your way to making yourself indispensable!
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