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Do you hold meetings to go over problems, processes or policies and ask at the end: “Are there any questions?” And oddly, no one ever asks anything? Malaise may be festering at this point. Surely they do have questions; they just don’t care what the answers are. The ambivalence is a symptom of a deeper problem that you need to address. Ask yourself: “Do I take their questions to heart?” "Does everyone feel like their input matters?"

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Q. My boss refuses to let me run an internal training program. He insists on wasting money on an outside consultant because he thinks this “expert” knows more than I do. I’m furious. Any advice on what I should do next?

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Q: “Our micromanaging boss makes it difficult to accomplish our team goals. When we start a new project, she never discusses her expectations or her vision of the end result. She often shifts direction on a whim, leaving us feeling that we've done a lot of work for nothing. Do you have any suggestions?” Frustrated Team Member