I hadn't seen this discussed in the forums, or on any of the Podcasts, so...
Does anyone have advice on buying gifts for managers, peers or directs?
I had bought gifts for my directs, fellow managers and bosses.
My wife just pointed me to a Miss Manner's column which advised against buying for co-workers because of the sense that they then owed you a gift; and advised against buying for managers because it can be perceived as "brown-nosing".
Considering the relevance of Miss Manners as a mgmt consultant, I thought I'd ask here anyways :-)