Why Doesn’t Your Boss Listen To You?

In addition to the fact that you may not understand the business, the firm’s strategy, or have the trust of your boss, there are plenty other reasons why your boss doesn’t listen.Steve Tobak of BNET is always worth a thoughtful read and his list of ten reasons why your boss doesn’t listen is a good reality check.  I have another suggestion.  If you want your boss to listen to you, learn how to write a managing up memo.  You’ll find the instructions spelled out in detail here.  Thinking through a managing up memo will help clarify your thinking and gain a better handle on making a successful pitch.
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