6 Ways Employees Manipulate You

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2. The Old Shell Game

Your employee wants you to make a decision that is favorable to his career. He therefore prepares three possible approaches to a business issue--making certain that two, while plausible on the surface, run the risk of total disaster. For example, one might put your entire company into bankruptcy, while the second would make everyone in the company quit. The third choice, of course, is the only viable option--and just happens to be the one that's advantageous to the employee.