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Ways To Ensure Your Boss Is Invested In Your Growth  

Ways To Ensure Your Boss Is Invested In Your Growth

Whether you’re searching for a major promotion, requesting your organization to help pay for a class, or simply need to get looped into projects a little outside your wheelhouse, here are some ways to make sure your boss is excited to help you out.

1. Do Your Job and Do It Well

This is the baseline for getting your boss eager to invest in your growth—you need to show that you’re a strong asset to the team and you’re worth investing in. So before you request for a new opportunity, make sure you’ve shown the value you already bring to the team.

Similarly as important is proceeding to exceed expectations at your centre obligations, even while you’re dealing with extra tasks or taking classes on the side.


Unless you and your boss have discussed moving some of your responsibilities for you to focus on new areas, letting your performance lag isn’t likely to earn you similar opportunities down the line. Show that you’re willing (and even excited) to put in the extra work to invest in your own growth, and your boss ill probably support it.

2. Make the Benefit Clear

Yes, keeping you engaged should be enough benefit for your boss, but when workloads are heavy and budgets are tight, sometimes you need to add a little extra incentive to your request.

So make it clear how gaining a new skill will help you out on the job, such as new projects you’ll be able to work on or additional KPIs you think you’ll be able to hit with the extra training.

If you’re creative, you can find a way to show this value even if what you’re interested in learning isn’t directly tied to your job description. For example, if you’re a marketer who wants to take a graphic design class, talk about how you can help with quick social media graphics, reducing the load on your designers and making the turnaround time faster for small requests.

3. Go in With Advice, Not With Demands

That said, you don’t want to be wedded to only one way of reaching your goal. While you should come to your boss with ideas, you should ultimately be having a conversation to figure out the best next steps together.

Maybe there isn’t budget for you to take a class, but your boss knows of a project the current email marketing whiz is about to start, and thinks you might be able to shadow her on it. Often just knowing what areas you’re interested in can help your supervisor see opportunities that you wouldn’t have even known were possible.

4. Play the Long Diversion

Ultimately, if you want the person who signs your pay check to be invested in your growth over time, you need to make it a regular conversation, rather than just a one-time request. Establish a precedent of talking about your growth—maybe during one check-in a month you chat about the areas of improvement you see for yourself and how you can work together to make them happen. If your boss isn’t already asking you questions about where you see yourself in the next few years, bring it up yourself, asking her advice on how you can get there.

By keeping the conversation going, you and your manager can find several, sometimes small, ways for you to grow over time—likely setting you up for major leaps in the long run.

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