Getting Over the Hurdle of Authority Issues
Last week as I am reluctantly going to my weekly meeting with my supervisor I find myself wrapped in yet another distressing hour with someone who does not know where I want to go. It is such a huge disaster and to make things worse the next day I find a letter on my desk calling me insubordinate. What can I do? Will this never end? Aarggg.
It was Thursday morning when I got the letter, but I was only 40+ hours away from planning a huge running event with over 600 runners. I had to try to put the distress aside.
A light bulb went on somewhere after the huge racing event and the meeting on encouragement as reported earlier. I change my strategy. Instead of trying to protect my program from my boss which seemed to be ending in catastrophe I decided that she could be a part of it. Since this person is the head of school, I made a list of all the people who had helped in my event along with what they had done. Then I asked her if she would write a thank you note to each person which was about 25. To my wonderful surprise she had written all the notes by Monday a.m. and delivered them. So then I asked her to do a few more things for me and she did them. Could this really be happening?
Just figured out that maybe her life issue is about being left out. All I need to do is include. Well my weekly meeting comes up tomorrow. Let’s see, How can I include her? Ideas anyone?