Difficult People

When a teammate disrespects you

November 30, 2015 Categorized in: Difficult People

When a co-worker consistently makes rude, disparaging or passive-aggressive comments toward you, follow these steps to address the issue.
Co-workers who send every message with an “Urgent” tag in the subject line or who litter emails with “ASAP” make life unnecessarily stressful. Follow these tips to deal with an everything-is-urgent co-worker.
As people work longer and longer, it happens in every office. When does compassion take a back seat to productivity?
In the workplace you’ll inevitably encounter people who don’t think you’re important enough. They may talk down to you, go over your head or disregard you entirely, but you don’t have to just sit back and take it, says career expert Sara McCord. She advises you take these steps.

3 clues someone is a bad hire

September 8, 2015 Categorized in: Difficult People

Firing a difficult employee is hard. Luckily, there are ways you can spot problem people in the interview process, writes consultant April Starcadder. Here are some important signs to watch out for.

The 3 A’s of conflict negotiation

August 31, 2015 Categorized in: Difficult People

Whenever groups of people work closely together, conflict is sure to arise. However, there are ways to negotiate peacefully and calmly to ensure both sides are heard, writes blogger Tim Schurrer, who suggests adhering to the 3 A’s of conflict negotiation.
If you do witness misconduct, take a moment to think about how and where to raise concern, writes Jan Sullivan-Chalmers for Florida Today. If management is involved in the misconduct, there are other possible venues to place a complaint.
Bad communication in the workplace can prevent you, your co-workers and your boss from producing the best work possible, writes Dr. Suzanne Gelb for Daily Muse. Here are her three tips to help you figure out exactly what the message is.
The worst thing you can do with a passive-aggressive person is join in their ineffective communication practices. Instead, Preston Ni, author of How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People, suggests taking these tips.
Americans tell an average of two lies each day, but different people lie at different rates. Twenty percent of the people tell 80% of the lies. Either way, there’s a good chance someone will lie to you as you go about your day, so it’s wise to know how to spot and handle liars.
It can be hard to reconcile with a co-worker when you don’t see eye to eye, but it may be necessary for the good of the organization. Execu­­tive coach Mary Jo Asmus of Aspire Col­­la­­b­­ora­­tive Services offers a few simple steps to make it easier.
To prove that arguing can be positive if done in the right context, blog creator Shane Par­­rish shares some advice from Jona­­than Herring, author of How to Argue.

A survival strategy for tough talks

November 7, 2014 Categorized in: Difficult People

One of the hardest parts of work life is having conversations you know will leave the other person disappointed. What makes these conversations so hard is the “cringe moment,” says leadership expert Peter Bregman.