Background: I'm working in a software company. I've had a new manager for a few months. 1-on-1 meetings are kind of standard for the company. Their main focus is usually career development, personal progress and project updates (not a huge fan of the last one, but that is how it was).
The problem: My new boss talks most of the time during these meetings. Like 90%+. I'm not used to that and, in the two meetings we had so far, I can't seem to find a way to talk about career development, progress, achievements and so on. If I mention career and promotion, I immediately get bombarded with more and more business objectives. Then the monologue about them follows and there is nothing left for me but to nod along.
Additional note: The issue with these new objectives is that they shadow the already completed ones. So we don't get to talk about what was achieved and sometimes what was not. It seems that if something is completed, then it is not important anymore.
My question: How can I refocus the meeting back to career development?