4 ways that employees manipulate bosses
Think you’re in control? Maybe not. Use these tactics to thwart four common dirty tricks that employees play on their bosses.
While most people are well-meaning, there is always a subset who thinks they can get a head by manipulating others to do what they want. Nowhere is this tendency more toxic than in the employee-boss relationship.
I’ve already written about the ways bosses (foolishly in my view) attempt to manipulate employees rather than inspire them. This post describe the four most common ways that employees try to manipulate a boss, and how a boss can avoid being manipulated.
1. Forcing a card
When stage magicians have an audience member pick a card, they have numerous ways to ensure that a particular card is picked. This is known in the trade as “forcing a card.”
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