Your Boss’ Boss

Are you intimidated by your boss? Many of us are since we believe our future lies in their hands. It would be nice to break down the barriers that perpetuate this fear when getting an agreement about how we can work together. This is known as the contracting phase in Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting model.

In this short clip, Peter Block encourages us to be communicative and engaging in conversations between employees and bosses. When we are willing to take chances, there is much to gain – including less fear and more confidence. Not only in dealing with our boss, but with others above us in the organization. Remember, you are also dealing with your boss’s boss.