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Don’t lose confidence or question your abilities.
I’m a VP at a small firm. The president and COO is a micromanager. But
it is not that he micromanages me—he triangulates (i.e., he goes to
others below me, my direct subordinates) and has them do things for him.
I am a technical assistant. My supervisor misunderstood the tone of an
e-mail I sent her, where I was questioning a decision she made. She
became very angry.
I need to get something off my chest. Just because I control a company doesn’t make me some evil corporate monster.
If your manager acts in a way that is offensive or upsetting to you, don’t adopt an accusatory or self-righteous tone.
Whenever you make a verbal commitment to your boss or a co-worker, confirm it in writing.
Your boss criticizes you for someone else’s mistake.
When you make a mistake on a high-visibility project, take responsibility.
There are three kinds of people within an organization: avoiders, plodders and drivers.
When you greet visitors—such as key customers or vendors—escort them
from the reception area to your office, introducing them to your
colleagues along the way.