Today I called my management out on 'having a go' at my intern who in no fault of her own had to organise help last minute as she was unauthorised to schedule something via hubspot.
I called them out in what I thought was good tone however, I messaged them rather than called (which I think was my first mistake).
I manage my intern, and the person who this is about manages me - so I asked them to kindly discuss feedback with me first rather than going directly to the intern and making her feel upset, and guilty for a problem or issue that was not in fact her fault.
I was subsequently told off for the tone of the message, although I had kept it very polite.
Of course, I am unable to share the messages here as who knows if they will see it.
How do you best recommend calling out your Founders/CEO's on creating a toxic environment for your own team who you manage?