Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: Someone who reports to me is in a band - and don't we know it! I work in a branding agency, so this sort of thing is quite common.

He's had a couple of gigs at festivals over the summer and his band has enjoyed a modicum of success, but he's starting to live the Mick Jagger lifestyle and I need to put my foot down without coming across as an ogre. I like the fact that my staff can express their creativity, but not on company time. What's your advice?

A: You clearly - yet - haven't let your disapproval build up into a great pressure-cooker of indignation. That's excellent; it means you can still make your point without coming across as your ogre or sounding totally out of touch. You can play it cool.

Go to one of those party shops where you can have badges made up. Make up two: one with the name and logo of your company on it and one with the name and logo of your Jack-the-Lad's band. …

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