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Question: “My immediate supervisor recently left the organization. As a result, I now report to the agency director. In our one-on-one meetings, he often seems bored or distracted. I always take extra time to prepare adequately for the meetings. I come ready with possible resolutions to any problems and facts to back up my recommendations. All this preparation is usually met with a very brief response or a push off to another manager. When I asked whether he’d like me to run everything through another manager before coming to him he responded, “No, I want you to report directly to me.” I am a very independent worker. Despite this independence, I would like some direction once in a while. I can’t help but feel devalued as an employee by his actions. What can I do to make our meetings more engaging?” — Anonymous
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