He’s more about his success than the company’s
Granted, we all are a bit concerned with where we’re headed and when we’re getting a much-deserved raised, but when you work with someone who values his own time and accomplishments to the extent he is overly competitive, and at times, destructive, it’s a warning sign, says Marion Skeete, entrepreneur and life coach. “Although American democracy was built on rugged individualism, as a society, we have increasingly discovered that in the long-run, a lone ranger approach to doing one’s job damages relationships, creates an environment of competition, sets people up for failure, and ultimately breaks down trust,” she explains. Here are ways to build trust with co-workers. It’s also important to make sure the products you buy are made by trustworthy brands. These are the most trusted brands in America reimagined as superheroes.
She takes all the credit—for work you did together
Working on part of a team means that it take two (or three or four) to tango, but if your co-worker is more of a solo performer and leaves you cha-chaing on your own in the back room, she isn’t to be trusted. Taking credit for work she didn’t complete by herself or even have a part in shows a true lack of respect for you and your talents. As psychologist Nikki Martinez explains, “It’s a red flag when your co-worker presents your individual, or combined ideas as her own.” (Can you guess which are the most trusted brands in America? See the results of our exclusive survey on the most trusted brands in America.)