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Q. A co-worker overheard me saying bad things about her to my boss. I thought she had left for the day,
but she was standing just outside the door. Now I’m mortified,
especially because this co-worker stands a good chance of becoming my
boss. Should I apologize?
Prepare for a meeting with a top exec by asking, “What does this person need from me?”
If you like to trade stocks online or you’re a baseball fan, don’t come across as one-dimensional.
If a beloved boss leaves and you now report to a newcomer, don’t sulk, praise the “old way of doing things” or resist reforms.
Some managers communicate authority by displaying aggressive body
language, such as putting their arms on a desk and leaning into a
seated underling. But there are better ways to assert yourself than to
invade someone’s space.
Smart managers flash their temper on occasion. But they never lose control.
Rather than rush to discipline an employee, find out first whether he realizes his mistake.
If you’re buried in paperwork, alert your employees not to copy you in on everything.
You manage a rebel. You’ve tried pleading, snarling, growling and
screaming. Before you give in or head down the probation-termination
route, try more subtle ways to gain control.
Don’t be turned off by the book’s title. The Street-Smart Entrepreneur
(Addicus Books, 1998) is actually a great book for managers in large
organizations as well as bootstrapping business owners. The author, Jay
Goltz, levels with us about how to manage staff, hire winners and stick
to a budget.