How to Give Your Boss Feedback

Knowing when to speak up can improve your working Amy Gallo


Working closely with anyone gives you useful insight into their performance. This is especially true of your boss, whom you likely see in a variety of settings: client meetings, presentations, one-on-ones, negotiations, etc. But even if that insight could be helpful to your boss, is it your place to share it with him? Could you be putting your job or your relationship at risk by telling him what you see or by giving him frank feedback? Giving your boss feedback, commonly called upward feedback, can be a tricky process to master. However, ...

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