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Video – Handling Workplace Conflict

solution focused conflict resolution

Conflict at work causes a lot of misery, and that has serious implications for employers. It affects motivation and engagement, and also increases the risk of mistakes and neglect. And that’s not to mention poor performance, failing teams, absenteeism and staff turnover.

If only managers could handle conflict more constructively…

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Video – How to manage a ‘Pleaser’

work with someone who over commits

I recently recorded a short series of interviews for e-learning company Skill Boosters, on problem behaviour n the workplace. One of the questions was about how to manage someone who is over-eager to take on tasks and so tends to over-commit.

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Latest from the blog

Conversational Insights and Openings

We frequently abandon conversations before they really get started. Once sparks begin to fly – or we fear that they will – we back off.

Yet that is precisely the moment to engage in discussion, but that would require commitment to overcoming the fears of our own imaginings. Our excuse is that that to keep talking will make things worse. It doesn’t, if you go about it the right way.

The trouble is, no-one ever tells us how to do it, so we grow up with childish notions about opposition automatically leading to a fight.

That only happens because we make it happen by fighting.

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How to Remedy Guilty Feelings

Manage feelings, confidence boosting

If you are troubled by unwanted feelings of guilt, here’s an exercise that can help. It is part of my soon-to-be-released online course ‘How to be Free of Guilt’.

The trick is to make the feelings disappear by making mischief.

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How to be more Resilient

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Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
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