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Trust Breaker #3: My boss is difficult to read

Is your boss difficult to read?  Do you feel like interactions with your boss are more like playing poker against someone who is holding their cards close to their chest?  That wondering and guessing about our boss’ intentions can quickly erode into mistrust.  One of the fundamental principles in communication is that in the absence […]

Should you trust your boss?

Should you trust your boss?   That’s a big question, and you might be surprised by my answer – “No, you shouldn’t trust your boss.”  Let me explain.  The problem exists in how we define “trust.”  Too often, we define “trusting our boss” in a way that places unrealistic expectations on him / her.  We expect […]

“I don’t trust my boss”

Do you trust your boss?  More importantly, should you trust your boss?  And if you are the boss, do your people trust you?  What can you do?  All good questions that we will be tackling this month as we take on an all-too-common (and very dangerous) dysfunction – “I don’t trust my boss.”  So why […]

Prescription – getting and keeping your rock star status at work

This month we’ve tackled one of the more common dysfunctions in recent years “I thought I was a rock star… until they let me go.”  We’ve spotted the warning signs and we’ve leaped over the traps.  Now it’s time to think proactively about what we can do to maintain our status as “rock stars” at […]

3 final rock star traps that can cost you your reputation… and your job

We’ve talked about many of the dangerous traps that rock stars at work face: becoming high maintenance, not following the rules and ceasing to build the relationships at work they need.  However, the traps don’t end there.  There are three more dangerous traps that snag high performers at work and drag them down and out.  […]

Have you stopped networking at work?

Have you stopped networking at work?  Networking – there’s that word that we hear so often these days.  It’s an incredibly important and vastly overused term.  So what do we mean when we say “networking at work” and why does it matter to us?  Simply put, we are talking about investing in and building relationships […]

Have you stopped following the rules at work?

Have you stopped following the rules at work?  You’re probably thinking “Of course not.”  How dare I even propose such a ridiculous accusation.  Shame on me.  But just suppose what I’m suggesting isn’t too far from the truth.  If you were gut-level honest with yourself, are you “really” following all the rules at work?   This […]