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.” Ultimately, though, the goal is for your employee to operate more autonomously, says Burris. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images.