Posts in category The Need for Harmony

Leveraging when Your Boss is Fighting with His

Leveraging when Your Boss is Fighting with His The previous post outlined a way that you might be able to appease your boss Trevor if his boss, Jennifer, starts assigning you work. As I mentioned, might work, might not. Depends on how good Trevor is at maneuvering to get what he wants. A gutsy but […]

Getting Out from Under when Your Boss is Fighting with His

Getting Out from Under when Your Boss is Fighting with His In the previous post, your boss’ boss, Jennifer, was assigning work directly to you, skipping your boss (Trevor). On the one hand, this gives you great profile. On the other, it can get you into hot water with Trevor. Look at it from Trevor’s […]

Hey, My Boss’ Boss is Asking My Opinion! It Gets Worse

Hey, My Boss’ Boss is Asking My Opinion! It Gets Worse In the last post, we covered what can happen if your boss’ boss asks you for work when your boss is out of the office. As we saw, if your boss (Trevor) is in dinosaur training school, he won’t be pleased. But it can […]

Hey, My Boss’ Boss is Asking My Opinion!

Hey, My Boss’ Boss is Asking My Opinion! You have been beavering away in the bowels of your company, feeling as if you’ll be stuck in this job forever. Your boss (let’s call him Trevor) is something of a stick-in-the-mud who wants to do things as they’ve always been done. Then one morning, out of […]

Harmony through Silence

Harmony through Silence An option is always to keep your head down when the big guns of conflict come out. Sometimes it’s a good idea and sometimes not. Let’s talk about this possibility. Why it’s a bad idea You wouldn’t be representing your group well. A potentially good idea will get lost. A sub-optimal solution […]