Donna Verteramo

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  1. This is a great question, and one that is hard to answer in very general terms.  A couple of things that you mention stand out as advantages:

    - A great personal relationship with leadership, and 

    - Many years of success

    Those two factors might enable you to have a productive conversation with them, in which you ask them to review their understanding of the role based on your proven track record of success.  In that conversation you'd ask them to consider how the responsibilities you want shifted / ajdusted would provide benefits to the company, or to them, or to you.  Helping them understand the "big picture" would then be about showing them that you are invested in their success, and that you're looking to make improvements in the work environment.

    There are a number of ways that could go wrong, however!  Often leaders (for better or worse) take successful employees for granted, paying more attention to areas that aren't working as well as they could.  They might not appreciate your view of the big picture, or they might suspect you are trying to off-load parts of your job you don't like, or take over parts of someone else's job that you would rather be doing.  Its crucial that you keep control of the frame of the conversation, and you make sure it is about increasing overall success, and not just about how you would be more successful/happy/productive.  

    Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

    UTC 2021-05-03 02:49 PM 0 Comments

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