Good points, Joel. I bet you were wonderful to work for. One other bit of advice with which I am sure will agree. It's always best to let issues settle overnight before acting - or reacting. The outcome to reacting immediately is often not good or what you want -- the emotional or angry reaction if you will. I know from experience.
Things always look different and usually better in the morning.
Do you both routinely do this? It is good advice, but there are many shades of what you suggesting. So that means, ok, so I understand what my boss or colleague wants or doesn't want. So I'll concede that point or this thing...or this turf. And I get what I want too.
But isn't that playing politics and compromising what you think is possibly the best course of action? Maybe I am over-analyzing this....nothing wrong with seeing the other person's view. But where do you go from there?
I have worked at some intensely political companies, most notably ZIff Davis when it riding high during the tech publishing boom. I remember my boss back in the eighties following me into work one morning. He said I looked like I wanted to hit someone. And I did - him! -:)
A lot depends on the culture and the mean age of the employees. IDG, my present employer, is very colleagial - a wonderful environment to work in. Ziff Davis became more collegial in the 90s. Excellence and smarts were still stressed, but the 30-somethings whose careers meant everything, me included, now had families. Nothing like kids to mellow out the work environment and bring priorities into sharper focus...
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