When Your Boss Ghosts You

Published: Tue, 01/31/17

"I ain't afraid of no ghost." Ray Parker Jr.
Ghost (verb, modern slang definition): To "disappear" by not calling, texting, or talking to a certain person. "Going ghost" is a move typically used when you no longer want to associate with another person, but it can also describe a friend you haven't heard from in a long time.
[Adapted from definition at urbandictionary.com.]
When Your Manager Ghosts You

I'm hearing this story one too many times lately.

See my latest post at LinkedIn outlining what you can do when your manager has disappeared or "gone ghost" on you. (You don't even need a LinkedIn account to read it.)

It's disappointing, to say the least, when your manager doesn't make you a priority.

They say one thing and do another. When you need them, they don't show up. You can work around this though and keep your performance high.

You may need help with prioritization, advice about a sticky situation, support for a decision, or simply a check-in to be sure you are meeting the expectations of your job. You need feedback.

Do you believe in ghosts?

If you've tried to reach out to your manager, but he or she seems to be unavailable indefinitely, you might have a ghost manager

Ghost managers exhibit the following behaviors... click here to read the rest of the article.
Photo credit: Pixabay/epicantus

My Best,
P.S. If you want to talk about working with (or around) your ghost manager, reply to this email. We can start a conversation, at no cost to you as my list subscriber. (And it doesn't even have to be about a ghost manager.)

If you are one of the first 7 who respond by Feb 28, you are entitled to 30 minutes to talk with me about your situation, your challenges, your goals. You may or may not be interested in an ongoing coaching relationship, and that's okay --  NO sales pitch included.
About Mary Schaefer: Speaker, coach, trainer, consultant and Chief Encouragement Officer for everyone interested in their own professional development and advancement. My belief about the key to great performance at work is empowerment. I say: "Your success and the success of those around you depends on you empowering yourself first." Click here to find out more about what this can mean for you.

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