A reader writes:
I have an awkward, low-stakes problem at work and I’d love your thoughts.
I’m helping Lucinda with a project – something we need to do eventually, but it’s tedious and never urgent so it’s dragged on. Lucinda’s been here longer than me, and she’s bright and does really great work, but we have different styles. She talks a lot without saying much, whereas I prefer a short, direct email. On top of that, I heard from another colleague who’s known her longer that Lucinda can be possessive