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Surviving and thriving with difficult co-workers: The yes person

Scott Sanderson

In this edition of 'surviving and thriving' we look at the problem worker who hides in plain sight, the Yes Person.

The Yes Person can be motivated by a number of things. Some want to please others, including their boss, so tell them what they want to hear.  Others are well intentioned but lack of an appreciation for the amount of work they can handle. Some simply find it hard to say ‘no’. Regardless of why, the effect is the same. The Yes Person is a ticking time bomb of problems and failed expectations.  Well-intent...

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