Difficult People

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.
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.
When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.

How about a little empathy?

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Empathy and forgiveness can play an important role in resolving workplace conflicts.
Stay away from these people if you want to be successful in your job.
Whether it’s a co-worker who won’t stop walking off with your supplies or a serious dispute about a project, here are some steps that can keep conflicts from becoming bigger problems.
The chances are very good that you’re missing the whole picture of the colleagues who are causing you to gnaw on your stapler. Ask yourself these questions before you launch your next hissy fit.