Tagged with difficult employees

Resolving Conflict At Work

Resolving Conflict At Work

Are Sue and Annie at it again?  You can always tell because the desk drawers close a little harder, the phone is hung up a more abruptly and there is that bad smell of tension in the air. What happened this time?  You are wondering what you can do to help resolve it so that … Continue reading

Keeping A Below Standard Employee

Keeping A Below Standard Employee

When speaking with a group of managers recently, I asked what were their top employee issues.  I was very surprised that many of these managers responded with “questionable employee integrity.”  I quickly asked them “why would you keep an employee if you questioned their integrity?” After listening to a few of the manager’s reasons, I asked … Continue reading

Managing Employee Conflict

Managing Employee Conflict

If I have said this once, I have said it 100 times, “when you are working with people you will always have people problems.” There is just no getting around it.  If it is not personalities that “rub” then it will be  work styles, general attitude or beliefs. We are humans and we are different, … Continue reading

Drama In The Workplace

Occasional drama at work is to be expected as things come up in our life that do affect us at work, but what really matters is how we react to those situations that will determine whether we are a true "Dramatic Co-worker" or not.  Take for example last week I had a very sick puppy, … Continue reading