You’re dealing with difficult people at work more of the time these days because you and your fellow workers are under increased pressure to accomplish more work with less help.
What follows are two ways to make dealing with difficult people a whole lot easier:
The first way is to switch your attention from a pain-in-the neck colleague who is buggine you, to getting the job done and getting it right. Then the awareness of dealing with an ungrateful blockhead fades to the background. That’s because whenever you decide to get something finished, you’re able to focus on the foreground—the task at hand. Focusing on the job at hand and getting it right lets you slow down enough to become absorbed in the task while keeping your personal feelings at bay.
The second way for how to get along at work by dealing with difficult people—especially those who yell and scream at you while accusing you of all sorts of stuff—is to listen to them intently without saying a word. The key is to keep your silence, refusing to react. When you absolutely refuse to rise to the level of your accuser’s rage, that person will start to calm down and come down to your level where you can then deal with him rationally.
Learn more tips for dealing with difficult people and surviving in your job by reading the chapter titled, Getting Ahead at Headquarters WhileProtecting your Hindquarters, in my book, “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.” Click here to order from Amazon.com.
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