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Dear Fred

I relate well to my boss, but I also struggle not to get lost in his faults. I can say how it's not about me and that I just need to do my job, but how do I express to him real problems that hurt the way that business is being handled?

Fred's Response

Are you exceeding your responsibility in trying to do you boss’s job? When he leaves town I do not think you sit at his desk. Therefore, I suggest you stay with your responsibilities. If you feel you can be helpful then with courtesy try to point out solutions rather then problems. I suspect he knows several of the problems but simple does not know the answers. Unless you have an answer I suggest you do not bring up the problems.