Career Managing Up → 2nd - Access yourself






What is my workstyle personality?

How do I like to interact with others?

How do I prefer to communicate?

What are my priorities and goals?

What do I really need to operate at my best?

What are my nonnegotiables?

In what ways am I compatible with my boss?

In what ways am I not compatible with my boss?

Is my boss really difficult or just difficult for me?

Am I the only one struggling?

What are my workplace strengths?

What are my workplace weaknesses?

Am I doing the job I was hired to do?

Is my job a good fit for me?

Do I bring the right attitude, energy, and motivation to be successful?

Would I want myself as an employee?

Do my coworkers think I am as great as I do?

How am I contributing to the situation (for better or worse)?

What am I resisting?

Do I like/love my job itself?

Do I like/love my organization?

Do I need this job (financially)?

Do I need this job (for experience/career development)?

Where am I on the scale of happiness/stress?

Where is my boss on the scale of difficulty?

What are the politics/organizational culture of my company?

Is my boss a unicorn or is his/her style pretty indicative of the overall management style?

Am I willing to make changes to my behavior and/or attitude?

Am I willing to try to understand my boss?

Do I want to thrive, solidify, or survive?

Am I a victim?

Can I manage up?

Is it worth the effort?

Do I even want to try?

Are my colleagues helpful?

Are my colleagues evil or backstabbing?

Do you tend toward introversion or extroversion?

In what ways are you the same or different from your boss?

What do you want more of or less of from your boss?

How are your respective introversion or extroversion preferences serving your needs?

How are your respective introversion or extroversion preferences serving your boss's needs?

What can you do differently, more of, less of to help you succeed with your boss?

What can you do differently, more of, less of to help your boss succeed?