Your boss is not a mind reader. You can’t expect him/her to know what you want if you don’t say what you want. This seems simple but everyone doesn’t take the initiative with their management to share their desired goals. Some people think this is too forward but I found that my track record of meeting my review goals increased when I had a shared understanding from the beginning with my boss on what I was trying to achieve. So if this is the year you want to be promoted, receive a good raise or become a manager, start talking about this with your manager early as this will be the foundation to help make your review goals a reality.