How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

Come correct so you won't lose your dignity---or your job

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It’s always a dreadful thought when you have to go to your boss with bad news. Whether it’s a flopped deal, loss of an important document or a communications snafu, having to report the not-so-great incident to your superior can seem quite daunting.

Bad news is part of everyday life, and in business, there are highs and lows. You’ll have to know the appropriate way to deliver the news while keeping your dignity—and your job. Brazen Careerist offers the following tips for doing so:

1. Bring the whole story to the table.
2. Be an objective party.
3. Present problem-solving options.

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