I'm leading a MASSIVE project that is the #1 division priority right now. I have a lot of different teams - who I don't usually work with - involved.
Some are NOT pulling their weight.
Anyway, I held some meetings and was stern, requiring answers as to why they're not completing their tasks, and I found out later that I'm apparently known as one who "freaks out".
I am normally a very quiet, even-keeled person. And it works for me and my teams. However, there are times when I need to get stern or ask the tough questions - and demand answers.
I don't yell - I don't flip out - I don't whine -I'm just direct and not as "soft-sounding" as normal.
sooo....that makes me the "freak out" girl?!?!
I've had 3 people indicate that to me - freak-out/nervous/anxious.
So...because I'm normally soft-spoken, then anytime I'm NOT I must be "freaking out"????
That PISSES me off.
I have another colleague who's a natural born bitch - and DOES yell and carry on - yet SHE'S consider "tough".
How do I change this?!?!