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You discussed about a task and the deadline for it with your Boss. On the day of the deadline, you get an email from your boss, asking about is it done? If due to some complications it is pending, What will be your reply?

  1. "Not Yet"
  2. "Not Yet, but I will finish it by [x]."
  3. Don't reply.

The problem with the question above is that your Boss has to ask for an update, it is a sign that he is uncertain. Being an Uncertainty Killer you should have updated him proactively about missing the deadline and the reason behind it, so that he will be at ease and will not doubt your ability for the given task.

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You have to make sure the information flows in such a way that you become a trusted resource wherever you go. The more you do it, others will spend less time and energy thinking about you and your ability to get things done.

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