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8 Hiring Personalities and How to Deal with Them

Getting Dan to Decide

You must get Dan to move from a neutral position if you want to progress. With little to lose you might be up front and ask why Dan seems so distant -- is it you? Does he despise subordinates or simply hate his job?

Alternatively, gently nudge Dan forward by asking questions that get him to reference the things he cares about. If what he cares about turns out to be little or nothing, move on.