Month: April 2016

The Sour Attitude

The Sour Attitude

We continue our series on the many difficult personalities to manage with a look at the sour attitude. If you haven’t read the first two articles in the series I strongly encourage you to go back and check them out here and here. When I talk about the sour attitude I am referring to those …

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Dealing with The Complainer

Dealing with The Complainer

Last week we started the first in a series of posts that I will be doing that will focus on dealing with difficult people. I previously laid out four specific difficult personality types. While not an exhaustive list these represent some common troublesome personalities that managers deal with. In the next four posts I would …

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The Many Faces of Difficulty

The Many Faces of Difficulty

People – they are the most important asset of a business and the most difficult part of being a manager. In order to manage this part of the job it almost requires a degree in psychology to understand all the different personalities and attitudes that come with this ever important and challenging resource. Now, I …

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Three Ways to Overcome Stress and Find Peace in Any Situation

Three Ways to Overcome Stress and Find Peace in Any Situation

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” —William James, American philosopher and psychologist, 1842-1910 Stress can get the better of all of us and push us to the limits of what we think we can handle. It often makes us act irrationally and in ways that are not only …

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Beating the Management Blues

Beating the Management Blues

Sometimes we can get discouraged and down due to the number of issues and problems we have to deal with on a daily basis. Projects that have gone wrong, quality issues, people problems, and just maintaining all the many priorities that need our attention can leave us feeling down and frustrated. Being a manager or …

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