Finally, your supervisor wants to be good at their job (again, because they're not evil). Therefore, they want to help you do your best work, because realistically, it makes them look good, too.
That means that they're technically open to feedback. I say technically because in an ideal world, everyone you work with would want to improve and would seek out constructive criticism to make that happen. Alas, that's not always the case.
If you think that your manager would listen, try starting the conversation with this handy email template. If you want a more subtle method, reinforce habits you like. For example, "Thank you for giving me such in-depth feedback on that memo, I found it really helpful and I'd love for you to continue to do that for other projects."
Or, if neither of those seems like the right tactic, you can try subtly managing up and, without having to say anything, train your boss to better manage you.
As I said earlier, being proactive with your manager not only leads to more productive and effective collaboration, but tells them you can handle anything on your own — and possibly that you're a great candidate for a promotion down the line.
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This article originally appeared on The Muse.