6 Ways Employees Manipulate You

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4. Well-Timed Torpedoes

Your employee secretly wants you to fail. (Maybe he wants your job?) He waits until you're about to give a crucial presentation or attend an important meeting and then reveals a piece of information guaranteed to throw you off your game. He provides this, of course, under the guise of being "helpful," so you really can't complain--especially while your mind is reeling from the sudden bad news.