When I get into a new job, I start out with incredible enthusiasm and bond really quickly with management and my peers. This euphoria will last three to five years depending on the job. I get a advancements, promotions etc. like clock work. then, enter new management and before I know it, I hate my job and productivity inevitably suffers.
Twice? OK that is just bad luck but now I am staring to experience the problem a the third consecutive time in 15 years and realizing that I will be leaving the company because I didn't get along with the new management for the THIRD TIME! Now clearly there is something wrong with the way I approach this kind of change. I generally embrace change but when it comes to who I report to, it all seems to fall a apart. In the latest example, the new management is energized, highly capable and delivering results very quickly. They might not be the best team player but they're probably better than me. Everyone around me doesn't have a problem with him but my skin crawls whenever we interact.... just like my last job before I left! Thanks to Mike and Mark's pod casts, I have managed to keep professional as I contemplate my exit. Any thoughts on how I can overcome this monkey on my back before I just move on; destine to repeat the problem? Even if this job can't be saved, I would like to know what is wrong before I turn my resume in for Wendii's review.