Kat’s boss was leading a planning session for a project that had not been going well. It was a tough place for Kat’s boss to be in. When Kat made a suggestion that they plan ahead for yet another risk her boss asked the team if anyone else wanted to disagree with him. Kat felt totally shut down and went quiet as did the rest of the team.
After the meeting Kat could not let the feeling go of having been shut down. For weeks she held on to the frustration of not being heard.
Kat’s response to what her boss said was normal and natural. At the same time we may ask ourselves, was it Kat’s suggestion that caused the boss’s response or was it the boss’s fear?
Are there situations where you hold on to something that doesn’t belong to you?
Last modified: November 23, 2020