Fri., November 2, 2012 7:45am (EDT)

WORKING: Scary Co-workers
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
With Halloween inspiring him this week, Brandon Smith describes several kinds of scary co-workers that can terrorize us at work. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/t3mujin/578070605/>Joao Almeida via Flickr</a>.)
With Halloween inspiring him this week, Brandon Smith describes several kinds of scary co-workers that can terrorize us at work. (Photo Courtesy of Joao Almeida via Flickr.)
The Halloween ghosts and goblins aren’t confined to trick-or-treating Oct. 31 or adults’ weekend costume parties. They might be in the cubicle across the way or the office next door. And this kind of scary might be worse than any tiny ghouls who showed up on your doorstep Halloween Night.

Our workplace expert Brandon Smith explains how scary co-workers can ruin our jobs.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.