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When a colleague becomes a competitor for a promotion

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Your company is opening a new store at the mall on your side of town, and executives are looking to fill the manag­er's job internally. You're ready for the responsibility—your team consistently posts the highest productivity numbers in the region—and you'd love the shorter commute.

The only problem is that your colleague Leona also wants the job. And it seems she'll stop at nothing to get it. At staff meetings, she's always undercutting your accomplishments by saying things like, "The merchan­dise sells itself on Saturday afternoons, but it really takes an effort to get the register ringing on my shifts."

You don't begrudge Leona the recognition she deserves. But you do resent her attempts to belittle your team's achieve­ments. While you feel your boss believes in your abilities, you're not certain she's immune to Leona's manipulations.

As the deadline for filling the slot draws closer, Leona's game-playing seems to be gett...(register to read more)

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