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How to handle a manipulative employee

The five warning signs that a employee is trying to manipulate you… and what to do if they are.

Most employees really do want to do a good job, but sometimes you run into a few who would rather not bother.

Here are five phrases that serve as “warning signs” that an employee is trying to manipulate you, along with advice on how to turn the tables.

1. “I cannot do my job until you do….”

There are situations where an employee shouldn’t take action before the manager makes a decision. However, some employees are masters of the art of “upward delegation.” Under the guise of trying to do a good job, they subtly add action items onto your to do list. That way, when you don’t handle that item immediately, they can blame their lack of progress on you.

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