Has a Teammate Thrown You Under the Bus? ©

Okay, A coaching client of mine started a recent December session with "A so called teammate has thrown me under the bus! GRRRR!! Let's talk about an attack plan." What was my advice? Don't attack,strategize. After you take a walk to clear your thoughts, schedule some time for the two of you to chat. If you really want to move on from being thrown under the bus, there are two painful truths you’ll face. For starters, you’re bound to have a really uncomfortable conversation with your co-worker. And more importantly, you need to remember that even the nicest tone could make that person feel like you’re attacking them. Unless that person knows to expect a tough conversation in advance reach out to them and ask if they have a few minutes to chat later that day about the earlier meeting (or wherever it was that the issue took place—be it in person or over email). The next week, she was still fuming...
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