How to handle an intimidating woman
Our slightly desperate hopes for a well-executed job, on time and within budget make us become earnest hosts and hospitality providers rather than the employers that we in fact are.
Despite being in our own homes, we often find ourselves on the back foot - voluntarily so.
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want to get in shape before I go to the gym." That's the first thing my client, Jessica*, said when she hired me to be her personal trainer.
Had I told him that he would not be paid until the job was completed (I foolishly fronted him half his fee) and that if he didn't hit deadline without good reason he'd not receive full payment, I would have frightened him off before he began and ended up using someone who would do the job I needed doing.
Of course, it’s only natural for men to feel a bit insecure when all of a sudden, they are not the rulers of everything anymore (see history).
Not to mention the fact that women’s standards have increased a lot lately and some men just find it difficult to keep up.
Times may have changed a lot for women, but does our society still find strong women somewhat bossy?
The truth is this mentality still persists: the idea that somehow women should step aside to let the real leaders take over. We are also your mothers, your daughters and sisters.
It's wrong to mistake the bloke you've just hired re-fit your kitchen as one your mates. When a builder comes into your home for more a few days and you start offering him hot drinks and biscuits, the boundaries of your relationship with him begin to blur, as if your PG Tips is laced with Rohypnol.