I work in the financial industry for a medium sized company and I am the team lead of 15 members. I have a very good relationship with my Boss, Tim. We work together great and we are friends as well.
I had expressed a desire to be moved to another project because it sparked my interest. The company allowed me to do so.
Today, Tim came to me and had a chat with me before I move to the new project. He basically told me that I should be cautious of Nick (the other Boss, a bit higher on the totem pole). Officially, Nick is in charge of the money, Tim is in charge of operating the business.
Tim was relatively vague about "why", but says that Nick and him are in a serious war in regards to the direction of the entire company. To me, this statement came out of no where, and makes me think that this is not something that will easily get fixed.
Tim warns me that Nick will try to ask many questions of me in order to get answers about how everything runs operationally, and so they won't need him (Tim) anymore. Technically Nick can get rid of Tim.
Before leaving work, Nick did in fact email me asking for a sit down to run over the new project, which is extremely weird because he basically only handles the money of the business.
This puts me in a very weird situation and I really don't know what to do. I really like my Boss Tim, but Nick could fire us both if he wanted to.
How do I 'ride out' this war between the two of them without damaging my position in the company? I don't want to be involved but I think Nick and Tim both consider me a valuable asset to have on their side so I'm not sure that's an option. I also don't want to lose my job.
EDIT: Tim used the words "all out war" to describe the situation between Nick and him. This leads me to think something is going on behind the scenes.