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How to Manage an Insecure Employee

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Insecure employees are “hard to evaluate, hard to coach, and hard to develop,” says Ethan Burris, an associate professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. Or is it detrimental to that individual’s career? Being seen as insecure “could be a real career limiter.” Developing rapport with anxious employees requires patience and effort. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images.