I have an a Direct who has been looking for a Mentor. While I was on vacation she approached a Senior Level Corporate Representative who is located in our facility. This Corporate Rep. is often at times at odds (all be it professionally) with my boss due to the fact that our department is directly influenced by his decisions.
I am concerned that the Corporate Rep. will get info from my direct instead of asking either me or my boss. Also I worry that info may get to the Corporate level about a local change before my boss has an opportunity to make the announcement.
Does anyone think my fears are reasoned or unfounded? I am annoyed that my Direct did not speak to me first. Can I use my Role Power to tell her that I do not want her to have this relationship with the Corporate Rep.
Thanks in advance. This one has been weighing on me. My boss was on vacation and I have not had an opportunity to talk to him yet.