First, I have flipped every response to be about the offender or the situation, not me.
"I don't feel like my team is supporting me and is undermining my authority by arguing against my point of view."
How nice that you keep your staff well fed and with access to multiple booze options.
Take care of yourself, be honest about what you can and can't do and let your community help.
Whether you say anything in the moment, document the incident afterward: what was said, when, by whom, and any witnesses who may have overheard.
Clueless or intentionally rude? That will help you figure out the right path to address this behavior.
Could we be making things worse by engaging with these callers?
Taking a proactive stance will give you energy and also make a good impression.
Ageism is a huge issue, and it is absurdly difficult to combat — truly a terrible combination for an advice columnist!
Ray Dalio, founder of investment management firm Bridgewater Associates, fielded questions in a LinkedIn "Ask Me Anything" session.
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