A mindset shift to start improving your reporting relationships
What if making your boss' life easier makes your life worse?
This makes me think of the book Extreme Ownership. The author preaches this concept quite often. I feel like this is also a fundamental thought in the back of the mind of just about any hiring manager... yes "can they do the job" is front and center, but also "are they going to make my life difficult" (which one can do even while getting the "job" done) is probably floating around back there somewhere too. It was for me.