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The hunt for a blabbermouth

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You committed a cardinal sin of management: You let slip confidential information about your company’s financial dealings to a group of employees. To your credit, you immediately realized your mistake. So you said, “I want the three of you to promise you will not breathe a word of this to anyone. Please forget you heard it.”

Unfortunately, your plea went unheeded. Your boss found out what you said—and you were disciplined accordingly. While you admitted your mistake and you expect no lasting repercussions, you’re left with a queasy feeling about the trio of employees.

Your boss refused to tell you how he learned of your infraction. But you’re sure one (if not more) of your three subordinates blabbed.

You’re not sure if you can trust them going forward. You worry that they may not have your back—and that they may actively be plotting for you to fail.

You don’t want to get too paranoid. But you’re dismayed that three seemingly...(register to read more)

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