I recently received some interesting feedback from my boss, but am not sure how to act on it. I was wondering if I could find some ideas here.
I am a lawyer in a large corporation. I am a female and younger than all of the other attorneys at the company. During my annual review, my boss gave me glowing reviews about my performance, but said that if I want to move into upper management, I need to develop a more professional demeanor.
I am having a hard time finding actionable behavior changes to work on this. I asked my boss for specifics and he said to "be more serious" and "take charge."
Does anyone have any ideas for how to find out exactly what he wants me change. Also I am wondering if this is just his impression or feedback he has received from others. My internal clients all gave me positive reviews so I struggle with maintaining a professional demeanor and being laidback enough that clients are comfortable approaching me and bringing me their problems.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.