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7 Office Offenders (And How To Regulate)

Nealeigh Mitchell l Excelle

March 15, 2010

The Yes Man

He bends for the bosses

The Culprit: His brown nose is something spectacular. He’s ready to please and ready to praise. He’s easily manipulated but never fails to jockey to first position when the top brass is around. He rarely ruffles feathers, never takes a stand, and has ready applause for others’ exploits. He despises conflict so usually sides with the popular vote. He’s well liked amongst the staff until it’s realized that he’s taking credit for their work or switching allegiances behind their backs. For this, he’s rarely trusted and often feels left out of project decisions.

The Cure: Flattery gets him everywhere so take him along to new client meetings or when you’re in hot water with the CEO. Let him do the dirty work. Consider him for a positions in sales! Ask him to play the role of devil’s advocate in brainstorming sessions. Make him find the positives in negatives and vice versa. But beware of going to him for honest feedback. His waffling ways could send you straight off a cliff.

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