Stage One: Put The Kettle On
So you’ve received a letter, you feel intruded upon and threatened. You’re wondering if you even did whatyou’ve been accused of – well, at least, what your
, has been accused of…You’re not the first and you’re
to be the last toget one of these ‘nastygrams’.The first step to managing the situation you’vebeen put in is to tackle it calmly. You havebeen invited to play a game. This particulargame requires careful thought and rational,planned actions. It is not best played whileemotions are running high; never do anything inhaste.You’re reading this handbook so you’ve clearlyused your head so far and are on the right track.If you’ve not already done so, make yourself acuppa and sit down to read the rest of this.Relax… you’re among friends now. Welcome tothe team.Photo credit: Mark Thurman(http://www.flickr.com/people/mthurman)
Stage Two: Don’t Make a Bad Situation Worse
Quick Advice to Get You Started
about this for at least 48 hours… blog posts, letters, emails, forums…
You’ll figure out why later.
Don’t get drunk (yet).
Wise man say: be selective where you go for information. In other words – there’s a lot of bad adviceout there. Think carefully before acting on any of it.
Understand the ins and outs of your own situation. Only you know your own particularcircumstances. No one can tell you exactly what to do. You need to review the information and makeyour
Play as part of a team. It’s the only way you’ll win this.