Prevent a manager saying the wrong thing in a formal meeting

Last week I had to jump in to correct a manager during a formal meeting ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

My client and I were meeting with an employee regarding performance concerns, and after detailing the issues the employee shared that they felt they are being bullied by a colleague and that it was impacting their performance.

The manager quickly dismissed this claim,ย  responding โ€œ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€


You bet I jumped in to interject and try salvage the situation to guide the discussion in the right direction ๐Ÿค

Have you ever experienced something like this with a manager you support?

And then you slid in with theโ€ฆ.eeeerrrrr, what he *meant* to say wasโ€ฆ..๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

Below are my top 5 tips to try avoid this happening.

Most importantly though, remember that this is a confronting process and the manager is probably feeling pretty uncomfortable.

Hell, I say some stupid things too when I feel awkward or outside of my comfort zone ๐Ÿคฃ

What other things do you like to do? Or do you have a good story to share?

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