"I'd like to tell you that I calmly asked for specific examples and set about changing my confident ways. But I can't tell you that, because instead, after I thanked my boss and walked out of the meeting with as much dignity as I could muster, I indulged in what might charitably be described as 'falling apart.'"
Reflections on the passive-aggressive leader at work.
"Like the parent who's afraid to tell off their child for throwing food in a restaurant, the boss who can't say no is doing no one any favors."
Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne reflects on a primary trait of a green leader.
Problem employee? If your approach is to tell them about what they did wrong, explain to them why it was a problem, and ask them not to do it again next time, be prepared to have the same meeting every week. You've crossed The Conversation off your to do list but haven't learned or solved a thing.