Stop Waiting for Your Manager to Give You What You Need

71% of Employees feel managers don’t spend enough time explaining goals and plans.”

PDP Solutions

When you don’t understand your company’s strategy, you’re missing information you need to succeed:

  1. Knowing where your company is going
  2. Understanding how your job fits into the strategy
  3. Getting clear on your important priorities and challenges
  4. Seeing how you can grow with the company

Is your manager overloaded or not a good communicator? Then you need to start the conversation. Here’s the irony: the more you make it about your boss, the more he will be interested in helping you. Use these simple questions to start getting what you need.

What Do You Want Our Department to Achieve this Year?

When you’re uncertain about your group’s plans and goals, this gives you insight into what’s motivating your manager in the near-term. Then you can prioritize your responsibilities.

What’s the Most Important Thing Your Supervisor Cares About?

Learn what’s on the mind of the next level of management. You’ll get a sense of the company’s overall direction, which could create opportunities for you to work on projects that advance it (and get some recognition from others in addition to your manager).

What’s Your Biggest Problem and How Can I Help?

This isn’t brown nosing: it’s getting intelligence. For example, if you know your manager is struggling with increasing sales, then you can share feedback on products or services customers tell you they want. You’ll be seen as a strategic thinker—and get a warmer reception to your ideas.

What Should I Start Doing? What Should I Stop Doing? What Do I Do Well and Should Keep Doing?

You don’t have to wait for performance review time to get feedback. This shows your interest in improving. It also allows you to tie requests for resources (time, staff or money) to do what your manager has suggested.

Could Your Company Use Help Improving Communication Between Employees and Managers? That’s What We Do.

Discover how you can help your manager look good while implementing your company’s strategy. You’ll look better—and have more opportunities to advance—too!

Complimentary Get To Know Conversation

If you have been feeling as though there is an issue in your organization but you are just not quite sure what the problem is or how to go about resolving it, our 30-45 minute complimentary Get To Know conversation is a great way to start. You will get clarity on the issues you face and the next steps to consider whether or not we decide to work together.

Level of Investment: ‘No cost to you’

What Our Clients Say About Us

Trish Ramirez

Trish Ramirez I first hired Theresa as a personal career coach in 2008. She helped me immensely at that time gain clarity on my career direction and what to do next. Theresa has continued to be a highly valued colleague, most recently giving me great advice on how to distinguish myself from the competition and View Full →

Laura Walker

Laura Walker Theresa was hired by our company to help our supervisors become Leaders. Theresa is a very high energy person which was very inspiring. She helped teach our supervisors various tools like: goal setting, mentoring, holding people accountable and most of all how to develop our employees. Working with Theresa was very instrumental in View Full →

Diana Dibkey

Diana Dibkey It is very difficult to pick just “three” attributes for Theresa because I am most impressed by the “full” package. Theresa’s organization skills are much appreciated as she has helped my agency through a very strategic collaborative planning process. The work includes working with several committees of board staff members from different organizations. View Full →

Seth Warren

Seth Warren Theresa always worked in the best interest of the Duneland facility. She stepped up after the departure of a manager that had created issues with both staff and members and took on the management role. Theresa made hard decisions to better the facility. She lacked administrative support at times, but weathered it admirably. View Full →

Melissa Westphal Benefiel

Melissa Westphal Benefiel I met Theresa through my participation in the Valpo Chamber’s Leadership Academy. She served as a mentor and guide as I went through this program. Theresa is a “go to” person in our community. She is the consummate professional and shows great enthusiasm in all of her leadership roles. Beyond that, she View Full →

E. William Liedtke Jr

E. William Liedtke Jr Theresa is one of those unique individuals that when you are around her, you just know she is something special. Tireless, ambitious, and highly driven to succeed and to bring success to those around her. She was a delight to have on several teams as we pursued our MBAs because she View Full →

Jon Schmaltz

Jon Schmaltz Theresa is a very knowledgeable, focused, and driven professional whose strengths carry over to her clients. Her clients might prefer to keep Theresa their own secret, but don’t miss an opportunity to get to know her. Theresa’s determined to help anyone achieve success! 2017-05-05T18:10:18-05:00 https://www.success-trek.com/testimonial/jon-schmaltz/

Jill E. Ritchie

Jill E. Ritchie Theresa Valade is one of the brightest individuals and hardest workers I know. She cares deeply about the State of Indiana and its potential. She grew up in Rensselaer and attended Purdue University. Small business success is critical to this state’s economy and not only is her business successful but she has View Full →

Tracy Traut

Tracy Traut I was first introduced to Success Trek’s work at a fundraiser for Leadership Northwest Indiana, where I bid on a 45 minute coaching session. At that time, I needed to work on my resume, so I figured I’d get a couple of sample resumes and we’d be done, but that didn’t happen. Theresa View Full →

Garrard McClendon

Garrard McClendon I think Theresa Valade acts as a great silent partner for those trying to complete a task. Her energy helped us complete several projects including the completion of a diversity task, an enterprise task and a successful facilitation of a major research project. I will hire Theresa for all of our difficult tasks View Full →

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