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YOUR OFFICE COACH: Look inside, then take the high road with manipulative colleague

Published 03/17/2009, McClatchy Newspapers

Q. After joining a start-up company with only four employees, I developed a very bad relationship with one of them. This woman is incompetent and tries to steal other people's ideas. She tells new employees about our past conflicts in order to turn them against me. She also sucks up to our manager by always being very agreeable with him. Whenever we have an argument, she plays the victim and cries in his office. Because he believes her, I'm now seen as the troublemaker on the team. How do I put a stop to her manipulative behavior?

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