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How have you successfully addressed leadership spreading misinformation about you or pressuring you? It’s happening at an increasing level when trying to leave projects or go to one project vs. another. It’s about what they want, not us. How are we supposed to own our careers? Tho… I guess another reason people are leaving.

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If you are on a project but trying to exit to another and are being a squeaky wheel, then leadership will talk to each other and you will develop a reputation. If you are staffed then you are generating revenue and have been sold to the client. Exiting creates churn. It’s more about what can best support sales and delivery execution while optimizing for margin.

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Find a good project that wants you, or jump ship. Good leaders will support your interests.

Seen this way too often in consulting. Just gotta find your people who want the same things you do, otherwise it's always a power struggle.

You’re talking about workplace bullying. There’s no way for you to stop it. You can try to outrun it and have your work speak for itself or recruit advocates. In the end, the organization’s leadership and overriding culture will prevail. It’s up to you how long you want to stay there, but I’d accept it as a feature of the company.

Went through this situation, if you arenot planning to leave, then find out equally strong leadership who will love you and move to that gang, you are set. Though any friction will have consequences in short term.

I had one recently. Asked to be released and got worst snapshot of my Deloitte career. Crushed it on next project. Shared previous feedback email with new partner and asked him to document his feedback. Took both feedbacks to portfolio leader to show them the dysfunctional dynamics of old project. Only mid-year outcome will tell.

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