It’s a pretty disconcerting feeling.
You show up for work one day only to discover that you’re one rung further down the corporate ladder than you were the day before.
And you didn’t even get demoted.
You’ve been layered! And it can be pretty awkward – and deflating.
For example, you were only two layers down from the CEO. She hires a new VP and suddenly you’re three layers down. Or your boss, someone you love working with, hires a new person and inserts him between you and him.
Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS just posted a great article on layering and how to deal with it, whether you’re the person who got “layered” or you did the layering to your own staff.
It’s definitely worth reading.
In case you missed it …
Here’s what the ResourcefulManager team has been reading this week:
EGOTISTICAL JERKS MAKE GREAT ENTREPRENEURS
It’s just a fact: Control freaks with big egos and bad tempers make great founders. The biggest names are frequently “bossholes.” Check out this piece in Fortune.
WHEN WORK STRESS GETS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE
Sometimes stepping back and taking a deep breath isn’t enough. Here are 7 tips for dealing with stress at work.
THERE’S A GLARING PROBLEM IN EQUAL PAY REPORTING
Equal pay in the workplace was a much discussed topic this week as the Equal Pay Day came (and went) on Tuesday. While Facebook and Microsoft brag, there’s a deeper issue.
IF YOU’RE A TOP-DOWN LEADER, DON’T DO THESE 4 THINGS
While there are plenty of downsides to being a top-down leader, that style can still work at times. But the great ones never do these four things:
EMOTIONAL IQ: GIBBERISH OR MUST-HAVE LEADERSHIP SKILL?
Emotional Intelligence is quickly becoming a prized attribute for leaders and managers. Check out the great infographic we posted on the blog earlier this week.
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH EMPLOYEES
If you haven’t gotten it yet, be sure to check out our Difficult Conversations with Employees Blueprint. It gives you a specific framework for holding those uncomfortable conversations. Plus, there is a bonus with 27 scripts you can use.
Keep an eye out for …
You don’t want to miss Monday’s blog post, #LeadershipFail: 9 Ways You’re Killing the Workplace Vibe. You probably avoid the really boneheaded “fails,” but these 9 can sneak up on you.
And keep an eye peeled. Later this month we are launching our Productivity/Time Management Blueprint.
Yours in success,
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