It is important to be seen as someone who delivers as promised, to avoid being blamed when things go wrong. What your boss needs during challenging times is not conflict but someone he can trust to handle important issues with no unpleasant surprises.
Ensure that you and your boss present a united front in a crisis.
Drop, delay, or delegate anything that is not urgent if you sense a crisis is imminent.
Shut out any distractions in times of difficulty.
When things go wrong in organizations, people tend to look for a scapegoat, and you need to protect your reputation if you ...