Kill the Boss
Not seeing eye to eye with the boss is no fun. As the former boss, it gets downright tricky.
After I stepped down from a management position, employees still came to me when they had issues. Usually their issues had something to do with the new manager. Each teammate was given the same response: "You need to discuss your concerns directly with the manager."
While the ultimate goal should always be for people to air disagreements with the individuals they have conflicts with, in the workplace teammates commiserate when they have problems. Often, brainstorming possible solutions before going to the supervisor can be helpful. As the previous supervisor, I couldn't be a part of that back and forth.
I disagreed with the way the new manager was running things, but it was her call. I deferred to her, doing things her way. I chose not to share my personal beliefs. Truth is, my teammates already knew where I fell in the conversation. They'd been doing things my way for months. They weren't asking for my opinion to brainstorm solutions. They weren't interested in solutions at all. They were asking me to join my opinion with theirs so they could stage a bloody coup.
Ultimately, I gave my notice and found another job.
How do you handle differences of opinion with your boss?