What are your favorite questions to ask a project lead on how well you’re doing on the project?

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“Do you have any open feedback for me. In particular, what I can do to make your life easier?” This way it’s easy for them to share otherwise awkward feedback. And since the feedback should directly impact their day to day experience, it’ll be felt easily by your manager, increasing odds of them recalling your improvement during performance calls

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Thank you! That’s very helpful.

Depending on my relationship with my managers and to what extent they are just sharing platitudes, I often ask specifically for negative feedback, phrasing it as “how can I improve.” I make sure they know I am comfortable hearing their opinions and encourage them to share.

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Thank you!

How do you feel like things have gone this past week? Is there anything I can due to help the project move more smoothly? Is there anything I can do to help you be more successful?

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