Sometimes we don’t realize what is happening at first. An odd series of events, strange new voices suddenly “speaking out,” or just that awkward feeling in the pit of our stomach. Then we understand. A more orchestrated set of actions is underway that were previously unknown.
Of course work is never clean-cut or straightforward. What if the manipulation that you’ve discovered has a kernel of truth to it? What if that work unit truly does have issues that need to be reacted to? What if that leader is struggling? What should you do?
How About You
When have you discovered an attempt to abuse power? Did you jump in and expose the offenders for what they were truly attempting to do? Did you hold them accountable and demonstrate to the team that you are not willing to accept that behavior? Or, did you trust that the “adults would work this out” so you didn’t get involved?
I’d love to hear from you.
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