Difficult People

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.

Keeping workplace conflict healthy

August 5, 2016 Categorized in: Difficult People

Conflict can be good for the workplace when it ignites creative solutions and strengthens relationships.
Although most people think of themselves as honest, studies show that people are likely to commit dishonest acts when there is a low risk, a dynamic that can play a role in workplace theft. Here are three factors that contribute to the behavior of low-level cheating.

You can handle difficult co-workers

December 31, 2015 Categorized in: Difficult People

We all have that one co-worker who stays under our skin, writes Mark Goulston of Bottom Line Personal. Here are some tips for handling the day-to-day stresses of a difficult colleague.

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?