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All articles by Marshall Goldsmith

When Suck-Ups Attack

July 10, 2007
No one likes sycophants, yet every workplace has its share of them. Why? Because leaders unwittingly send out subtle signals that encourage subordinates to mute their criticisms and exaggerate their praise of the higher-ups—precisely the kind of behavior that can undermine an organization. Here’s how to make sure you’re not tacitly urging on the derriere-kissers in your workplace.
by Marshall Goldsmith