BLUF: I'm feeling ineffective in my new job (6 months) and am looking how to best to change things to feel more effective in the next 6. Bring it up? Keep my head down?
I've been in a new position for about six months - during that time I've felt an increasing sense of ineffectiveness. I was hired to in this organization mainly due to my demonstrated successes at previous companies. I have one direct in my newly created area and we're trying to managed three existing properties/brands and are trying to launch two more, both of which are "late".
My frustration stems from what I believed I would be doing, my talents, and my feeling of overall ineffectiveness. I'm looking for ways to bring this up to my boss, my previous efforts to develop priorities has been somewhat ineffective, for what I believe are a few reasons 1) he's not sure what the appropriate course of action is 2) he doesn't like spending money, so me recommending adding people isn't received well.
Since I'm outside of my talent area I'm concerned that more time spent in this position without saying/doing something is toxic to my career which was trending nicely.
What recommendations does the MT crowd have? How straightforward with my boss would you be/recommend about my frustrations? What recommendations would you recommend (I've reviewed the "How to Manage your Boss" and one potential issue I see is that my area isn't high on his radar (both his personal interests and professional knowledge).