Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about someone who wants your job:
How can I deal with a manager who reports to me, but who strongly believes she should have my job, and challenges me all the time?
Signed, On The Defensive
Dear On The Defensive:
There are at least three approaches to take when someone you manage thinks they should be managing you.
1. Make sure you are performing so excellently that your own bosses would never consider replacing you. If the subordinate wants your job, she may be maneuvering behind your back about it. Make sure your own managers see you as a strong contributor.