Being predictable

If everybody can predict what you are going to do than you will be vulnerable and lose. Stop being predictable. If this means appearing to be a bastard, go ahead and be so. Occasionally you may have no other choice for the rules at your company. If you want to hang on to your job, you may have to act in a way that is not your nature.

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Similar situations

Employees are going over your head

Killing the messenger

Challenging your authority

Letting your employee to save face

Fleeting glory

Being pragmatic

Shortcutting for results

Eating dirt

Hiding power

Losing status

Firing someone

Losing the team

Taking the team

Bargaining

Delivering tough message

Working with a Prima Donna

Crashing resistance

Employee is undermining you

Appreciating good work

Managing an insubordinate employee

Losing a linchpin employee

Conflicting work teams

Ignoring human need

Dealing with a bad apple

Dealing with passive aggressive

Dividing your opponents

Employee is getting revenge

Confounding a worthless relative of the Boss

Facing reality

Boosting loyalty

Handling strongmen

Taking no bullshit

Being new in leadership position

Supporting per interest

Taking days off

Having a team in panic

Dealing with a serial complainer

Onboarding newhire

Investigating misconduct

Dealing with upwards bullying

Team disagreeing with you

Getting no respect as a leader

Deviating from procedure

Discharging an employee

Hiring a relative

Starting on the job as a manager

Addressing complaint about pay

Giving second chance

Undergoing labour inspection

Non-contributing team member

Stealing

Leading virtual team

Dealing with personal issues

HR being present at termination meetings

Taking charge amid a crisis

Implementing mass dismissal

Sharing employee experience

Having an indispensable employee

Putting one employee on pedestal

Scamming employees

Firing remote employee

Taking over a company

Stepping in as interim manager

Cutting people cost

Selecting a wingman

Saying no

Controlling the decision making

Triangulating

Getting suggestion

Climbing the ladder

Staying professional

Recognizing warning signs

Inspiring leader

Putting calls on hold

Training the team

Confronting an employee alcohol problem

Involving staff in decision making

Providing perspective

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