Difficult People

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Responding to difficult people

July 5, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

As long as you are in the workplace, you will interact with people who challenge you. An underlying truth to keep in mind is that people are just being themselves, and most are not trying to intentionally be difficult. Use these strategies for success.

Before you speak to HR, do this

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

Don’t run off to the HR department half-cocked and full of fury. Instead, take these steps to ensure that you have a productive conversation—and a quick resolution.
You’ve probably worked with one before and will have to again, so Chrissy Scivicque offers this advice for dealing with a slacker.

Take charge during a confrontation

February 28, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

When someone accuses you of a wrongdoing, you may want to fight back—or flee the situation altogether. Instead, control the direction of the conversation by following this process.
As office gatekeepers, dissuading aggressive salespeople is a challenge that many admins struggle with. Fellow admins offer their experience-tested tips for pushing back.
Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of negativity.

How to handle a liar at work

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

We all tell lies and are lied to on occasion. Many times they’re insignificant untruths that can be ignored, but what do you do when you catch a co-worker in a whopper?

What if a co-worker won’t shut up?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

There’s always one in every office … maybe two. Or three.

How to handle a tardy colleague?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Experts offered their take on the issue.
Tips on what to do about a co-worker whose personality quirks are harming her career.
If you’re unhappy with a co-worker’s behavior and aren’t sure whether reporting the person would be telling or tattling, ask yourself these four questions.
Few people relish having a sensitive conversation at work, but they have to happen. No matter the specific subject matter, it’s essential that required information is conveyed clearly and tactfully.

When the office rumor is about you

March 11, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Here are some tips to avoid making it worse and hopefully to rectify the situation.
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