As I've grown in my career, I've noticed that the best talent - not good talent, not good to great talent, but the best - has one thing in common.
What is Framing? As I've watched the best among you grow, effective "framing" includes the following philosophy and actions:
--Use of a variety of communication techniques to ensure all know what the individual is working on - including face to face, email, reporting and more.
--Communicating what your goals are for a specific period.
--Communicating your challenges and progress.
--Communicating your wins and finished work product.
--Communicating your opinions and takes on what's going on around you in your area of subject matter expertise.
Effective framers among top performers are always proactive in these communications - vs reactive. They also have a style that makes communications from them seem like a mix of status updates, op/ed and entertainment. So no one is ever sorry to see the communication coming from them.
The naysayers to "framing" say that you're over-communicating. If you suck at communication, context and perspective, that might be true.
The best performers, however, don't suck at framing as a form of communication.
That's one of the reasons they are the best. They'll never be victimized by people claiming not to be in the know as a result.