Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about angry subordinate:
I invited one of my employees whom I consider to be on track for a management position, to a 2-day strategic session with other managers and a vendor. The first day he spoke almost the entire time, interrupting people and myself. I’ve since discovered that on that day he had a very lengthy sidebar conversation with another manager, which concerns me.
On Day Two, I was speaking and standing at the white board. On the first sign of his standing up to interrupt, I asked him to go back to his seat and that it was my turn to talk. I meant to say it in a way that was somewhat playful, but I may not have carried it off. He crossed his arms and stayed that way for the rest of the day, contributing little or nothing to the discussion, even when I invited him to speak.