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It happens at meetings more often than it should: Co-workers bad-mouth one another’s work in front of the group. Nothing is quite as frustrating as being “cut off at the knees.”
In a meeting with the entire department, you make the mistake of pitching your idea … as an alternative to your boss’s idea. You e-mail the boss afterward to explain your idea in more detail, hoping to smooth things over and pique her interest. But she isn’t talking. Was your idea really
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Avoid feeling frustrated in a meeting when no one introduces you to the group. Resolve to introduce yourself the next time it happens.
Like the Hatfields and the McCoys, you and another worker become engaged in a feud. Only it’s not out in the open; it’s simmering under the surface. You’re in the middle of a “covert conflict.” To resolve it, first turn it into an overt conflict. Take these three steps.
Adopt a more positive outlook by telling yourself a good story, especially after a defeat, recommends psychologist Martin Seligman.
You may not be able to dole out raises, but you can pose thought-provoking questions to the admins you manage.