Help: a snake is working for me

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 22 Aug, 2016

People stuff

We all know that person: amenable to your face but actively works to thwart you behind your back and sometime you don't realise until it is far too late and the damage has been done.

In a work environment this can be highly corrosive.


It is easy to rationalise and say that this person has a level of insecurity about their own skills and abilities and it is easier for them to bring everybody down rather than elevate themselves: in practice, what can you do?

This is one of those difficult conversations to have and one of the few that should be had in public: be firm, polite, non-confrontational, professional but highlight the fact you are surprised that there has been a change from your previous discussion/s and ask why and what has changed.

This tactic is about calling out that you know the behaviour that is going on and making their power ( being quietly subversive) less real.






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