I don't think Jack wanted to hear about your proposed changes to his project during the meeting.
You mean because he's not open to any changes?
No. Because he felt ambushed. You should have given him a call ahead of time.
I didn't have time to do that.
Spare me the sad story. You had enough time. You just didn't want to do it.
That may be true. But Jack's a big boy. He should have been able to handle some opposition.
Oh, he can. But he'll also remember how you decided to shift from supporter to adversary at a time that could have caused maximum embarrassment. It's a question of respect.
I can't worry about Jack's feelings. We've got a job to do.
I know. Only the thing is, you see, worrying about Jack's feelings is part of that job. At least it is if you want to be effective.