Category Archives: Dealing with Difficult People

How to Handle an Angry Coworker

Not too long ago, a fellow coworker was having issues with some software and was struggling with it. I was responsible for implementing the software, so when he reached his breaking point he lashed out at me. It was hard … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Mean People at Work

Mean people stink. Mean people at work are a nightmare. Having to deal with them five days a week can ruin your job. I once worked with a woman who was meaner than mean. She (let’s just call her Lizzie) could take … Continue reading

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Best Method Ever to Motivate People

Think about a time when someone went out of their way to tell you about how great you are. Even better was when they told someone else, right?  Maybe it was an email from a coworker and your boss was … Continue reading

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Drama in the Workplace

We love drama. It makes for great TV, great theater, and great stories. But when it happens at work, it’s not so great. The bottom line is, the more drama you have, less gets done. Think about the last time … Continue reading

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Dealing with The Self-Absorbed Personality

“It’s all about ME!” Working with someone who is self-absorbed can be pretty challenging. On the surface, they might come across as charismatic, outgoing, and even charming. From a distance, they can also seem driven and successful. However, if you have to work with one … Continue reading

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Stop Yelling at Me!

When I was a young manager, I yelled at one of my staff. While I may have been justifiably angry, I chose to express it by raising my voice and losing my cool. I didn’t say anything mean or cruel; … Continue reading

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Pessimism: How to deal with the people that are a “drag.”

There was a period in my life when people called me a “drag.” Once I found out, I worked hard to turn it around.  Today, I might not be called a ray of sunshine, but I’m not bringing people down … Continue reading

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