I'm a director in a large corporate, fast-paced company (with mostly men) and I recently hired new, young marketing manager. Great on paper but she is not delivering on projects, responding to emails she is copied on as if she is in charge (and making a mess), not doing what I ask and I recently heard that she has been going to CEO to pitch ideas that I had no knowledge of. I've confronted her and now I'm documenting everything, missed deadlines etc., giving her more work and weekly report.
She's very chatting with everyone and with me seems over-familiar, asking me a lot of personal questions. Then there are the impromptu hugs or effusive compliments in front of other employees that make me uncomfortable and other employees told me she has mentioned wanting to be in more of a leadership position. I gave her a full road map, several orientation meetings but she is constantly asking questions about projects even when I've asked her to put things in writing, or hovering over my desk. Unfortunately, I have to sit right next to her which feels like boundary issue and I want to ask if I can mover her as it's distracting and feels like an invasion of space.
At the risk of sounding like a cold manager, I dealt with this with another employee before and it was a huge red flag and eventually they were fired. It's only been a month but I feel undermined, dis-respected and exhausted with the level of hand-holding, follow up and issues i'm already having. As a female leader, I don't want to be perceived as a bad manager but I also know when I'm being played. Please help!
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How would you approach your manager in this situation?
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