- Use discretion. Do not express displeasure and disappointment about leadership.
- Express your opinion. Don't remain in the background.
- Expresses opinion well and is valued.
- Take on a greater leadership style. Be less deferential in dealing with staff and managers.
- She is rough around the edges and harsh on staff - "my staff are terrified of her."
- Give people direction and hold them accountable, be more hands off.
- Shows confidence and meets us as an equal at the table.
- Holds back and is "beaten down" by our organization.
- Has a phobia about numbers that trips her up - she should let it go.
There is more good than bad in the feedback that I received, but of course it is the bad that resonates with us. One set of comments in particular took me completely by surprise and were attributed to a female VP that I had no concept of having issues with. She described her staff as being "terrified of me." Me??? Little old me??? I cannot even imagine what I've done or said that has created this. And a part of me is horrified.
Another part of me is intrigued.
Am I less or more likely to get service from this team as a result of this terrifying persona?