I am a senior manager in a global company and have been here fourteen years. About two years ago, I spoke with my boss about being promoted to director level. She told me neither she nor her boss thought I was ready for promotion because I had some areas that needed improvement. They arranged for me to do a 360° feedback online survey and the results came back with some good stuff for me to work on. They even gave me a coach to help me put my plan together and get started.
I have become a much better listener and have also learned to self regulate more effectively under stress. My direct reports tell me they can see the changes I have made, and they have said good things about me to my boss.
One of my peers, though, let’s call her Marina, told my boss some…
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