Nepotism is a fact of life in the business world.
In some cases, it can be a good thing, as company founders will often pass down their skills and knowledge to the next generation of their family.
Sometimes, however, nepotism can be a plague to a business. This is especially true when nepotism manifests itself in the form of underperforming salespeople who only keep their position because they are personally close to the founders of the company. These salespeople are often known as “red circle guys.” Why? They’re protected by ownership and can’t be touched.