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Q: My introverted, insecure, my-way-or-the-highway supervisor has an abnormally low threshold for anything resembling a suggestion. Though I have both technical and managerial skills and could be a wonderful resource for her, I’m a no-BS kind of person who speaks his mind and what I say invariably rubs her the wrong way, even and especially when it’s right. When I first started in her department, I tried to get her to see the… Read More

Question: We recently hired a manager who turned out to be a total disappointment. He completely fooled all three of us when he interviewed; he said all the right things, but once hired, didn’t produce. Based on his great interview and the fact that he submitted glowing letters of reference, we made a huge mistake; we didn’t call his references. We also didn’t pull the plug on him right away. We kept… Read More