From the August 2010 issue of Investment Advisor • Subscribe!

Typhoid Marys

Sidebar to Mark Tibergien's column "If Ever You should Leave Me"

When one of your employees begins to entertain offers from other firms, a dangerous precedent can be created. Left unchecked, disenchanted people can become carriers of a virus that infects the rest of your organization, especially if they are good at building relationships with their co-workers and direct reports.

Before you know it, they have created a subculture that challenges the way things work and the way you manage, and that pits people against their colleagues in a very unhealthy way.

Return to "Formulas For Success: If Ever You Should Leave Me."

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