Thursday, March 2, 2017
March 2017 DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
People can be difficult... and dealing effectively with people in business is crucial to your success. When you learn how to identify and deal more effectively with people's behavior in business you are way ahead of the game, and your career (and sanity) will benefit enormously. These skills and benefits can be of great value in the following circumstances:
Let's begin by identifying some popular difficult personality types.
Sound familiar? What do you do about these types when you have to work with them, answer to them, persuade them?
Here are some effective strategies you can use: (Remember that different types require different tools, and it is helpful if you can use many people tools in your tool box.)
Above all, maintain your power and your sense of humor. People can only wreck your day with your consent. Though certainly difficult people often appear to want you to enjoy their misery with them, keep in mind you can always allow them to enjoy their private party by themselves. Remember the movie, "War Games?" At the end of the movie, the computer concluded "the only way to win, is not to play." How true sometimes.