A few years ago, I was working as Editor of a fairly well-known talent management magazine and found myself engaged in one of my frequent discussions with the publisher over something.
I don’t remember what the subject was, but at some point I said something that seemed to startle my publisher. His face contorted, turned red, and he barked something at me I had never, ever heard a boss say to me before — “Stop trying to manage me!”
This surprised me. I always thought that managing your boss was a good thing, but in the eyes of this guy