Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?

Subject: Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:56:14 -0500

This almost always works, but could result in other outcomes:

* The person really does know what they are talking about but just has
a horrible means of interacting with others.
* The person doesn't take kindly to being put on the spot and the
situation goes from annoying to ugly.
* The person accepts the challenge, flails hopelessly at it, blames
poor implementations as being "just too poor to work with", and
everyone blames you for wasting their time.
* The person is really the Loch Ness monster.

Ok, maybe not the last one. ;)

I've worked with quite a few people like this and have even been
invited to a Sr. Management meeting just to be lambasted and excused
by such an insecure person (a few pay grades my senior) within the
first 5 minutes. Annoying is only one aspect to deal with, and do be
prepared for many unanticipated outcomes when confronting the
situation with the "put your money where your mouth is" approach.

But... putting the blusterer on the spot does almost always work. It's
that other 0.9% of outcomes you need to watch for, and pray that if
the result falls in the 0.9%, that it's the first bullet I wrote
above.

And if the person really turns out to be the Loch Ness monster, don't
be givin' it no tree-fiddy.

Bill

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:23 AM, David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> At times, the bluster can be shredded quickly enough by putting the
> blusterer on the spot.

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