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Employee Rivalry: 5 Tips for Managing Dueling Staffers

By Barbara Jaurequi Child Psychiatrist David Levy introduced the term “sibling rivalry” in 1941. Self-explanatory in its terminology, the concept of sibling rivalry is easy to grasp. The mechanism of employee rivalry works essentially the same way, with the employees in a competitive relationship, striving for greater approval from their employer or manager. Many managers, […]

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Is Your Co-worker a Jerk, or Does He Need a Doctor?

By Barbara Jaurequi Most Americans spend the bulk of their waking hours at work. Some say that Americans’ “best” hours are given to their employers. If workers like their jobs and/or workplace, they can accept that reality without a fight. Yet, when employees find themselves working with really difficult people, life at work can be […]

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Employees with ‘Attitude’: How to Reverse the Entitlement Attitude of Your Problem-Staffers

By Barbara Jaurequi Sherrie is a 25 year-old woman who works for a large mortgage banking firm. As a junior analyst, she receives a generous salary for her few years of experience along with a considerable benefits package. Soon after joining the firm, Sherrie began coming in late to the office at least a few […]