I manage a large team of people. I am respected and know that I add value to the organization. Recently, however, my own manager has been giving me a lot of negative feedback. It seems that some people perceive me as cold, condescending, and unapproachable.
I am a little stunned at this since I really thought I had a good relationship with all of my people. I have convinced myself that my own manager is threatened by me and is trying to build a case to get rid of me. How can I know what is really going on here? –What’s Going On?
Dear What’s Going On,
This is a tough one. It can really throw you when negative feedback comes out of left field. I would encourage you to consider that your manager might actually have your best interests at heart, unless you have some prior evidence…
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