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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. Here are a few strategies to try. “When someone doesn’t have the confidence to be proactive or to take on what you’re asking them to take on, you can’t just delegate and move on,” she says. hamzaturkkol/Getty Images.