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September 9, 2015

The Tough Task of Dealing with Toxic Achievers

What do you do with an employee who is a top performer in their field but is toxic to everyone around them?

When doing research on toxic work environments, regarding what makes a workplace “toxic” and how to survive working in one, my colleagues and I came upon an interesting phenomenon—individuals who are highly skilled in their professional expertise, and who often are the highest achievers within their organization but who, at the same time “kill” everyone around them (not literally, of course, but they kill the spirit of those who work with them). They produce more than anyone else but are poisonous to their work environment and damaging to those who work with them.  We [...]

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