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Time to Open Your Eyes

The same person is now in charge of the project. This happens every time. You are not happy because you have complained numerous times about their lack of organization and inability to lead teams and the fact that every other one of their projects is either off the rails or has been put back on the rails by a rescue effort. You wonder what colour are the glasses your boss is wearing? What is he seeing that you do not? What is he seeing in you, or rather, not seeing in you? What to do? This one is easy. And it is a 2-parter:

  • Think about when you complained, did you offer any solutions or resolutions or alternatives that would have been better, or was it simply a complaint? If it was only complaining- like sour-grapes, then re-think that strategy immediately. You are not contributing by whining. Always provide a solution or an alternative. This regular choice may be the go-to choice because they are unaware there is an alternative.

  • Ask why you are not being considered. What is it that you have to learn/do/experience before you are given these types of assignments? Showing that you are open to learning will no doubt give your boss something else to think about. Your initiative can open their eyes.

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