Lots of people work with someone who makes them feel powerless. Sometimes this person can be known as an “alpha” or even a “bully”. These kind of “power” personalities thrive on just that – power.
When was the last time you received negative feedback? For many leaders and executives, the sound of criticism on the breeze has become a rare experience indeed.
Let’s say that you are from the U.S. but on an overseas assignment working with people from a different culture. And let’s say that you have just finished a productive meeting and agreed upon a list of action items that will be taken.
Sometimes it’s worried and you get play-by-play color commentary on how everything could go wrong. Other times its negativity goes totally metastatic and it’s all you can’t do that, they won’t like you, you should be ashamed, you’re no good.