Shushing My Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about telling a boss to be quiet: ” Have I really screwed up?? How do I fix it?

On Tuesday of last week, I had just gotten off of a long conference call with my Operations Director (I’m the Communications Director) and we went back to our desks, which are side by side, to discuss strategy. We got on another conference call with a leader in our industry who we thought could help. Our Member Director came out of her office, to our desks, to say something and I put my index finger up to my lips making the “shush” face, not saying anything. I figured she did not know we were on a conference call with an important business associate and didn’t want her to say anything not associated with the call.

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