1. Bring solutions to the table
Yes, your boss is there to help you sort out tasks you can’t but don’t put all the work on his or her shoulders. Brainstorm for solutions independently and make a decision that is within your authority. If and when you need to approach your boss, Chrissy Scevicque, CEO of Eat Your Career, advises to “outline the options you’ve considered and be specific about what help you need from them”. That way, your boss will appreciate your effort to protect his time.