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In almost every office, there’s one employee who can’t stop bragging, who has grandiose schemes, and who loves to take credit for successes but points fingers when plans go awry. This person may be intelligent, outgoing and even charming at times, but other times, he or she undermines your team’s progress and makes for a contentious work environment. Dealing with such narcissistic personalities can pose a challenge to co-workers. This interesting and perennially relevant guide by Sunil Bagai, the founder of recruitment start-up Crowdstaffing, offers general advice you can apply when handling a team member with narcissistic traits. Bagai provides a few examples of what to say to a narcissist via email, though sadly, no counterexamples of what not to say.
About the Author
Sunil Bagai is the founder and CEO of recruitment start-up Crowdstaffing. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he also founded ZenithTalent, a staffing agency.