Many times executives and key players are sidelined and no one has told them about it! It can be devastating to learn you were not invited to an important meeting or are no longer included in making important decisions. It can be hurtful when coworkers and employees avoid you and refuse to buy in to your ideas or plans.
First, talk with your boss and find out what happened. Be willing to apologize for any misunderstandings or inappropriate comments you may have made. Even though it can be difficult to hear the truth, you cannot fix what you don’t know for a fact. If your boss doesn’t know why you are being sidelined or is unwilling to get involved in rectifying the situation, insist nicely that you need to know what happened. Remember, it won’t help you keep your job if you burn a bridge!
Next, hire a coach immediately to determine what can be done to salvage your job, reputation, and paycheck.
Third, set aside your denial and take action now. Urgency is the key! The longer this situation goes on, the less likely it can be turned around. Yes, it is your responsibility to make the needed changes, determine what needs to be done for the company and boss, and seek the resources required to make the necessary changes! (http://SeibCo.com/contact)
(c)Jeannette L. Seibly, 2013