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I have an employee who always questions our authority. I would

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I have an employee who always questions our authority. I would like a good calm way to explain to him that there is a difference between asking questions, and questioning authoirty of direction. Can someone articualte this for me, or point me to a good article?

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If this employee always questions your authority in front of others, that is an undesirable work ethic and reflects badly upon management, so you would want to first issue a warning to the employee and see if you can find out what is causing him to constantly behave in this manner. This article and discussion board will help:
http://www.gaebler.com/Employee-Authority-Confrontation-Issues.htm

A good tip is speaking with the employee about this problem first thing in the morning when everyone is 'fresh' and not later in the day when everyone is tired and anxious to get home.

Here is another article that will provide additional ideas:
http://streetsmartleader.com/2010/10/03/the-challenge-for-your-authority/

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