I met with someone (who we will call Daniel) about eight months ago who are struggling with a manager in his new job. While Daniel knew that he couldn’t quit his job (because his income was really needed to support his family), he REALLY wanted to leave.
What was making it hard for Daniel is that he wanted to blame his manager for the problem. Easy to do, but there is always a second side to things. Daniel wanted to hear none of that.
Yet in the end, he realized that the only way to positively change the relationship he had with his manager was to transform the negative aspects within himself.
I am happy to report that it worked. Daniel is happier, more productive, and way more successful than before. His approach took courage and humility – an unlikely, but powerful pair.
Have a great week,