It’s a common complaint: My boss won’t approve my training or professional development requests. But it may not be your bosses fault. It may be the way you’re asking or failing to ask that gets to the heart of the issue. Let me explain.
A lot of times when we ask for our employer’s support for training or professional development requests, we walk up and ask for their support without providing enough details or a solid business case for why they should consider our request, and many times, their responses are disappointing to us as a result.