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It’s a small world; too small to make enemies. M probably has not yet learned that lesson. In your new position you’ll be perceived as having the authority to change vendors if your current vendor delivers poor service or behaves in a hostile way. Ignore this M guy until you have your new position. There’s nothing you can do to change his personality. And,...


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"He was having a polite but rather formal relationship with his boss until now. According to him that all changed since the first day he's been driving up to the company's parking lot with his new 'toy'." He should say to his boss ... "Until the first day I drove my new car up to the company parking lot we were having a polite and rather formal relationship....


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The Thomas Kilman model of conflict resolution lists 5 approaches that can be used in different situations to manage conflicts. It seems that the boss has turned jealous from your friend's purchase of the shiny new toy, and is now expressing his emotions via his passive aggressive behavior. Whether this is actually the case or not can only be judged by your ...


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'M' is worried, and he should be as you are going to be in a position of authority over him! Here are a few ideas:- Early on in the new job I would share some of your experiences with M with your new boss and indicate that he might be an issue that needs resolved. Make sure you keep a good record of all interaction going forward and when you start the new ...


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Didn't happen to get anything from him in an email, did you? Without something in writing threatening you, not much you can do. Complaining to the CEO without something more than your word against his will likely be turned around on you. You'll just have to manage him. Play politics, and watch yourself around him. Don't give him a reason to find ...


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