DON’T LET PROBLEM PEOPLE GET TO YOU! Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change. This book will help you to: Understand what makes difficult people tick and how best to handle them Learn ways to confidently stand up to others and resist the urge to attack back Develop strategies to calmly navigate emotionally-charged situations Deal with all kinds of difficult people – hostile, manipulative and the impossible Know when to choose your battles, and when to walk away Why let someone else’s bad attitude ruin your day? How to Deal With Difficult People arms you with all the tools and tactics you need to handle all kinds of people – to make your life less stressful and a great deal easier.

Author ,
Isbn 0857085719
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2014-10-29
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

Dealing with difficult people - from awkward customers at work to irritating neighbours at home - is a challenge many people face on a day-to-day basis. This book will show you how to: - Defuse and deal with difficult customers, both on the phone and face to face; - Manage problems with colleagues in the workplace, including a manipulative boss; - Handle difficult day-to-day interactions with any people we come into contact anywhere; - Identify and manage behaviours which can turn a person into a `problem?;Improve necessary listening and communication skills; - Increase self confidence and develop rapport building skills. This book contains some proven techniques for managing yourself as well as managing difficult people. If you gain a better understanding of yourself, build your confidence and use these techniques, then you?ll make your life a whole lot easier.

Author Alan Fairweather
Isbn 1848034385
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-07-01
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Learn how to deal with difficult colleagues and clients. At the heart of dealing with difficult people is handling their--and your own--emotions. How do you stay calm in a tough conversation? How do you stay unruffled in the face of passive-aggressive comments? And how do you know if you're difficult to work with? This book explains the research behind our emotional response to awful colleagues and shows how to build the empathy and resilience to make those relationships more productive. Books in this series are based on the work of experts including: Daniel Goleman Tony Schwartz Nick Morgan Daniel Gilbert This collection of articles includes "To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold?" by Mark Gerzon; "Taking the Stress Out of Stressful Conversations," by Holly Weeks; "The Secret to Dealing with Difficult People: It's About You," by Tony Schwartz; "How to Deal with a Mean Colleague," by Amy Gallo; "How To Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague," by Amy Gallo; "How to Work with Someone Who's Always Stressed Out," by Rebecca Knight; "How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent," by Liz Kislik; and "Do You Hate Your Boss?" by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. HOW TO BE HUMAN AT WORK. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

Author Harvard Business Review,Tony Schwartz,Mark Gerzon,Holly Weeks,Amy Gallo
Isbn 163369609X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-04-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Explains how to: Identify 10 bothersome behaviors and deal successfully with each of them Understand why people become difficult Use sophisticated techniques to neutralize whining, negativity, attacks, tantrums and more Cultivate the nine "take-charge" skills that prevent people from becoming difficult

Author Dr. Rick Brinkman,Dr. Rick Kirschner
Isbn 9780071487153
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2006-04-07
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Don't Let Negaholics Rule Your Workplace! As a manager, you're sandwiched between the pressure of senior executives and the demands of your own staff memebers. The last thing you need is an unruly employee whose chronic "negaholic" attitude upsets your office applecart and affects the morale of your entire staff. Managing Difficult People gives you the tools you need to cope with all kinds of difficult employees. From sneaky slackers to resident office tormentors, this handy guide cuts to the chase, helping you identify and deal with specific personality types such as The Bully, The Complainer or Whiner, The Procrastinator, The Know-It-All, The Silent Type, The Social Butterfly, The "No People Skills" Person, The Rookie, The Overly Sensitive Person, and The Manipulator.

Author Marilyn Pincus
Isbn 1605508543
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2004-10-08
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Practical advice for interacting with toxic personalities. At one point or another, you'll encounter someone who is inconsiderate, irate, or aggressive and you'll need to know how to effectively manage the situation. Handling Difficult People helps you deal with the toxic personalities in all areas of your life, including in the workplace, at home, and during everyday interactions. Inside, you'll find the strategies and tools you need to spot the ten most common personality types and information on why these people behave in such an irritating manner. This book also teaches you what you should do when you're confronted by a difficult person as well as how to avoid these types of people altogether. With the time-tested advice and techniques in Handling Difficult People, you'll confidently manage any toxic situation--and learn what you can do to help yourself.

Author Jon P Bloch
Isbn 1440563284
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-03-18
Pages 150
Language English
File format PDF

The key to a harmonious, highly effective work environment is not by ensuring you work among carbon-copies of yourself whose personalities never clash with one another or with you. That pipe dream could not ever happen, nor would it result in a successful team collaboration even if it could. Instead, most of us are going to work today with individuals who at times come across as incompetent, lazy, spotlight-hugging, whiny, or backstabbing. And then tomorrow we go to work with them again . . . and again . . . and again.Like it or not, the bulk of our waking hours are spent with people at work--people who can grate on our nerves. Therefore, learning to interact effectively with difficult employees, colleagues, and bosses is an absolute essential for our success. With Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People, anyone can learn how to confront head-on the difficult situations that can arise when dealing with these personalities, before they fester and spread. Helpful features inside this practical and easy-to-use book include:• Thirty common personality traits, behaviors, and workplace scenarios along with the phrases that work best with each • Nonverbal communication skills to back up your words • Sample dialogues that demonstrate how phrasing improves interactions • A five-step process for moving from conflict to resolution • “Why This Works” sections that provide detailed explanationsButton-pushing situations are going to come up today at work--and tomorrow too. Don’t let them rent space inside of you and turning everything to mold. Instead, choose to deploy simple phrases to regain control and resolve conflicts. When you do, you, your colleagues, and your company will be all the better for it!

Author Renee Evenson
Isbn 0814432999
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Save your organization by building the skills to deal with difficult people We all have to work with people we can't stand to be around. Our challenge is to find creative ways to handle these difficult people. In the fable Make Difficult People Disappear, the skills and strategic plan needed to change your mindset are told through a clear, concise story. By first understanding the four main personality types in the workplace, Commander, Organizer, Relater, and Entertainer, readers can then devise effective strategies for diffusing unproductive and damaging behavior. This book serves to change the mindset and behavior of people who deal with difficulty on a regular basis. Wofford describes how through understanding our behavior differences and natural reactions to stress, that utilizing a plan based on these differences the difficulty simply seems to disappear Advises everyone from frustrated executives to entrepreneurs tired of dealing with difficult people who suck the life out of their organizations Complete with a step-by-step action plan, Make Difficult People Disappear serves to replenish your confidence and build skills in leading those who until now you didn't know how to manage and felt there was no choice but to continue to deal with or ignore.

Author Monica Wofford
Isbn 1118283635
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-03-22
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? You need to learn the science of people. As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on how to captivate anyone—and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You’ll learn, for example… · How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections. · How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions. · How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners. When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation—negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again.

Author Vanessa Van Edwards
Isbn 0399564500
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

In The Art and Science of Dealing with Difficult People, David Brown pinpoints the seven principles of relationship building that are crucial to creating a successful working environment. Brown breaks down each principle by providing easy to understand instructions and universally applicable management skills. Brown’s philosophy is to approach work place discord as a problem from both a managerial and lower level perspective. He offers advice on how to treat employees, while at the same time asking leaders to reflect and make self-adjustments which will facilitate a more efficient work space. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of how their employees view management personnel, what leadership skills are most effective, and how to ensure two-way communication. Using Brown’s tried and true tools, anyone can learn to focus on how to motivate, establish trust, and form a psychological contract. Numerous case studies throughout allow readers to observe the concrete application of Brown’s suggestions in real-life scenarios and complex situations, such as mergers and staff integration, information management, and more. In addition, The Art and Science of Dealing with Difficult People provides readers with skills drawn from an understanding of the basic fundamentals of human behavior.

Author David Brown
Isbn 1628731567
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 128
Language English
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Difficult employees are by far the worst part of a manager’s job. Control freaks. Narcissists. Slackers. Cynics. Their outbursts, irrational demands, gripes, and countless other disruptions need to be dealt with, and you are the unlucky one with that job description. But every manager has to deal with these people. What separates the great managers is their ability to turn them into productive team players.Leading the Unleadable turns this seemingly difficult chore into a straight-forward process that gently, yet effectively, improves behaviors. And it begins with understanding a core truth: most people actually want to contribute results, not cause headaches. When the manager resets to that fundamental principle, the potential for change can reveal itself in even the most hopeless situations. Written by an insider in the tech industry, where personality issues routinely wreck projects, the book explains how to:• Master the necessary mindset• Explain the problem calmly in a short feedback session• Get a commitment to change, then follow up• Coach others to replicate the process• Develop the situational awareness required to spot future trouble before it hits Are you a great manager? Of course you believe you are. So don’t just put up with your difficult employees. Anyone can do that. Turn them into the tremendous team players everyone wants them to be!

Author Alan Willett
Isbn 0814437613
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Surveys the various types of personalities and recommends methods for handling conflicts with people at home and at work.

Author Charles J. Keating
Isbn 9780809125968
Genre Psychology
Year 1984
Pages 212
Language English
File format PDF

Perfect Phrases for the Right Situation, Every Time Whether it's hiring employees or creating teams, the Perfect Phrases series has the tools for precise, effective communication in any situation. With Perfect Phrases books, you have all the phrases you need to get things done, right at your fingertips!

Author Susan Benjamin
Isbn 9780071595124
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2007-09-06
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

One of the top reasons people change jobs is to escape the drama in the workplacedrama that is often precipitated by difficult bosses and difficult coworkers. But difficult people are found in every workplace, and running from them does not make them go away. In The Drama-Free Workweek, author Treivor Branch provides quick tips to manage workplace drama and the people who cause it. A handy pocket guide, The Drama-Free Workweek helps you learn the secrets to quickly move from conflict to collaboration and make your working conditions virtually drama free.

Author Treivor Branch
Isbn 1426954328
Genre Self-Help
Year 2011-01-26
Pages 76
Language English
File format PDF

Bosses, friends, family members, they've made your life hell -- until now! Based on fourteen years of research and observation, Dr. Robert Bramson's proven-effective techniques are guaranteed to help you right the balance and take charge of your life. Learn how to: Stand up to anyone -- without fighting. Blunt a sniper's attack. Get a clam to talk. Cut off a Sherman tank at the pass. Manage bulldozers. Get stallers off the dime. Move a complainer into a problem-solving mode. Learn the six basic steps that allow you to cope with just about anyone. Reclaim the power the rightfully belongs to you in any relationship!

Author Robert M. Bramson, Ph.D.
Isbn 0307831213
Genre Self-Help
Year 2012-11-21
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

While we'd all like a quiet life, there are some situations that can't be ignored - a survey by Staffordshire University Business School estimated that 53% of us will be bullied at work at some point during our working life. In offices, workplace bullying is on the rise and discrimination is commonplace. Key customers are ever more demanding, won't take no for an answer and aren't afraid to tell you so. This fully revised and updated Steps to Success title offers solutions and step-by-step advice on a wide range of contemporary issues, from how to defuse tense situations, to where to turn if you think you are being discriminated against, to stepping in to help others.

Author Bloomsbury Publishing
Isbn 1408128101
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-09-15
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

Toxic people are common in the workplace and even within family members. You might be in love with this person or be absolutely attached their personal deeds, but still be suffering from the infliction caused by their toxicity. These people are like virus and may destroy your sense of inspiration, leaving you feeling empty and powerless. It is unfortunate that we have to work with this people, and sometimes the only choice we have is to find subtle ways to deal with their toxicity. This book has brought to light several ways of dealing with difficult, immature and toxic people. Social intelligence strategies revealed in this book will help you to deal with several traits accompanied with social toxicity. You will begin to manage your emotions and responses around toxic behaviors. You will thrive in your workspace and home without the need to be constantly on guard. You will also discover: How to notice a toxic person from distance Social tricks to stay above toxic people Intensive ways to handle a difficult person How to use body language to block toxicity The manipulator’s strategies for dealing with unwanted behaviors Behavior traits that made you a victim and how to adjust Ways to take advantage of the toxic environment to create success If you want to take over your emotional and social balance, this book is for you. Add this book to your library and you will be glad you did. Tags: toxic people, difficult people, self important people, sensitive people, social strategies, emotional intelligence, emotional intimacy, abuse, workplace success, manipulative people, how to deal, how to deal with difficult people

Author Bob Scott
Isbn
Genre Medical
Year 2018-04-24
Pages 112
Language English
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Research Paper from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, , language: English, abstract: It is recognized by academics and the community of practice that the management of people plays an important role in today’s challenging and competitive working environments. Recent people skills research expresses the need to investigate how knowledge of the concepts of attitude and behaviour can help managers to improve their managing people skills and competences. Social Psychology plays an important role in establishing what makes an effective people manager. This paper proposes what practising social psychologists consider are the attitudes, behaviours and competences (ABC) of an effective people manager. A combination of literature review and contributions from a focus group meeting with practising social psychologists provided new insights to answer the main research questions and to confirm whether the research hypotheses are valid. The results suggest that managers would benefit from adopting and applying the suggested ABC skills set for their own benefit and the benefit of those they are managing. It is suggested that managers with an ABC skills set are highly likely to make significant contributions towards business growth the organizations they work for. The outcome of this research is applicable and relevant to managers in any working environment such as Construction, IT, Finance or Consultancy. The proposed skills set of what makes an effective ABC manager can be universally applied although some modifications may be necessary to meet the needs of cultural diversities.

Author Eddie Fisher,Yorkys Santana Gonzalez
Isbn 365644210X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-06-05
Pages 19
Language English
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Master the interpersonal side of management to enhance productivity and boost success Engagement is the manager's essential primer for dealing with difficult people and managing your team. Bestselling authors Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos are back with an engaging business novella that relates real, practical techniques captured in the 4-step SURE model for handling people problems. The story centers around a manager in a new job, and her experiences applying the four steps in leading her new team. Brief interludes punctuate the story throughout to provide room for reflection, and to explain the complex interpersonal dynamics at play in commonly encountered situations. Key lessons are underscored as the foundation for a sound people strategy, and the features and details of each rule are laid out in a clear, concise manner. You'll learn alongside the story's manager as she uses the model to find artful solutions to problems that could have easily derailed her chances of success. People are the hardest part of a manger's job. No matter how well-matched their skill sets, there is always the potential for interpersonal conflicts and strains to throw the team off-course. This book shows you deft strategies for addressing those challenges with a well thought-out framework for getting your team fully invested in the group's success. Find creative solutions to persistent issues Dig into the interpersonal dynamics at work Learn how to handle—and manage—difficult people Apply key strategies for engaging the team This compact, easy-to-apply set of guidelines draws on your leadership skills while providing a strong foundation for a new managerial approach. Effective management is frequently a tightrope between results and morale, and Engagement shows you how to find your balance and steady your team.

Author Lee G. Bolman,Joan V. Gallos
Isbn 1119150884
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2016-04-08
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF