Are you surrounded by drama queens?

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 23, 2012

It’s lonely at the top, and some CEOs like having a confidant — some loyal soul who can serve as a sounding board. But far too often this loyal lieutenant takes advantage of their privileged position. Instead of being a dispassionate counselor, they become a drama queen. Drama queens are invested in continuing the drama, not in producing results. Retaining their privileged position is the goal, and all their advice becomes colored by some shade of what they think is in their best interests.

Drama queens “manage up” brilliantly, so when they report to you it’s easy to be fooled by them. But if you know what to look for, you can spot them...

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Topics: Hiring Managers