Difficult People.

Difficult people are everywhere. You may even be one of them sometimes!

John is a new employee in the office. This is his first job, out of school. He’s young and nervous. He won’t stay focused on anything. He cannot seem to stop talking. It’s very distracting, and very hard for his supervisors and co-workers to steer him back to the task at hand.

In any profession, you will find endless stories about difficult bosses, co-workers, and clients; the ones who are annoying, the ones who are cranky, the ones who are high-maintenance, the ones who are jealous of your success, the ones who are dissatisfied with life in general.

No one likes dealing with difficult people. Unfortunately there is no shortage of them. People can be difficult to work with for any number of reasons. Understanding their reasons makes it easier to work with them.

If you can just learn to either ignore them or appease them in a detached way, you may learn to survive the day.

The experience of working with difficult people, though not pleasant can prove beneficial, giving you necessary skills, you might not ordinarily develop.

• You learn to see things from a different perspective

• You learn to be more assertive

• You learn new skills to empower yourself, like tenacity, determination, and resilience

Take your RAW-Q today, or order LEMONADE: The Leaders Guide to Resilience at Work for more useful info!

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About karlinsloan

Karlin Sloan has committed herself to finding out what makes great leaders tick, and to supporting leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world. As a corporate citizen she is an advocate for triple-bottom-line reporting, for creating sustainable ways of working and living, and for creating positive organizational communities that work together for the greater good. She is the author of the acclaimed business book Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership which has been translated into Thai and Russian, UNFEAR: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty, and co-author of the 2012 book Lemonade: The Leaders Guide to Resilience at Work. For more information see www.karlinsloan.com or www.theresilienceproject.net
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