Difficult People

You’ve probably worked with one before and will have to again, so Chrissy Scivicque offers this advice for dealing with a slacker.

Get them to the point quicker

April 11, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

Q. I don’t have time for ramblers who fail to edit themselves. How do I express to someone that the clock is ticking on my attention span?

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.
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.