Ok, I know that we supposed to openly communicate. Mark has said that that is a great thing that should be rewarded. My boss insists that I tell her if I have insights into how a plan might result in less than satisfactory results, or could be done more effectively. We have a very strong relationship and great mutual respect. She wants to know where it could go wrong, I figure that I am protecting her by telling her what I think and ultimately making her plan look great (which is what I would hope a direct would do for me).
How is that different than providing feedback to her, which I understand is not a good thing? Can anyone help me recognize the difference more clearly?