Deb Liu with some great product management and leadership advice in Communicating at the Right Altitude:
Often, the difference between a good leader and a great one is altitude. Being able to navigate at the right level for the conversation, whether you’re doing a deep dive into the details with a colleague or discussing high-level strategy with executives, is a rare skill. But it is also crucial to hone in order to be successful in the workplace.
This is a delicate balancing act. Too detailed, and you are seen as being too “in the weeds.” Too high-level, and you are seen as “lacking detail orientation.” Knowing exactly where you want to fly in a given conversation is critical to landing your point.