I was watching an OutsideXbox live stream of Fortnite, when a fan asked the crew for advice on any lessons they'd learned as leaders, whether at a job or hobby or school. After confessing that the closest any of them had been to leading was that time Luke was someone's Best Man, they actually put together three very good pieces of advice for the workplace in between ducking around and looting an RV park.
You can catch the video here; these specific remarks are around the 21:30 mark, but obvs it's worth watching if you enjoy things like watching other people play Fortnite.
Their advice, which I agree with 100%:
Over-communicate. As Luke and Jane say, there's no such thing as "over"communication, because starting at like 2 people, the bigger your group is, the greater the odds that someone missed the last 2 or 3 times you mentioned A Very Important Detail. The bigger an organization gets, the harder it is to keep lines of communication open and ensure everyone involved actually knows when something is happening or changing. "Email is free! Come on people! You should be sending emails right now!"
Bring solutions. Mike's advice for working with your boss is sound: if there's a problem you're bringing to their attention, bring at least one potential solution as well. It demonstrates that not only do you understand the problem, but you're taking some ownership of it, and working actively to resolve it. "It's so much better than just going to them and going "this is broken... and I don't know what to do."
If you don't ask, you don't get. I mentioned this in a bit I wrote for the unfortunately named Fupping: people aren't mind readers. Even if you think your manager knows you want a promotion, they might not, unless you've made it really, explicitly clear to them that you want one. Luke adds, accurately: "People don't mind as much as you think they will when you ask for stuff." And, to boot, you'll actually end up liking the people you ask more!
I look forward to the upcoming Team OX Management & Leadership strategy book from Youtube Business Publishing, which I'm sure is coming down the pipe any day.