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Difficult Colleagues, What to Do

Difficult people at work? We all know they exist, and mostly we work round them. But this general epithet 'difficult person' hides deep roots that are sometimes difficult to deal with. Eberybody has to rub along together at work, right? After all, most of us work in teams and being a team-player is understood to be a tstandard requirement...right? Well, of course not.

By |2022-10-28T08:01:35+01:00November 2nd, 2022|Relationships|Comments Off on Difficult Colleagues, What to Do

How to Help Someone Change Their Mind

What do you do if you are caught in a situation where someone won't see things from your point of view? Maybe they stick doggedly to their own position, as in a disagreement or conflict, or maybe they are simply unable to see things from another perspective. It has taken me a long time to learn to let others live their lives in the way of their choosing, without getting upset when they won’t see it my way.

By |2022-10-23T08:02:22+01:00October 26th, 2022|Relationships|2 Comments

Unconditional Love? Try Listening Unconditionally

To love someone unconditionally may be more of an ideal than an achievable goal, but it is a worthy reminder and useful advice in shaping our own behaviour. Still, it is probably out of reach for most mortals. On the other hand, listening unconditionally is something we can practice, and there may be a link to love.

By |2022-08-30T07:47:53+01:00August 31st, 2022|Relationships|4 Comments

How to Apologise and When You Should

Have you ever wanted to say sorry, but you've held back? Maybe you thought that the other person should say it first, that apologising would make you appear weak, or that the problem was in the past and now it's too late to say sorry?

By |2022-08-21T07:20:00+01:00August 24th, 2022|Relationships|Comments Off on How to Apologise and When You Should

One Difficult Person at Work Can Ruin Everything

If you come into regular contact with a difficult person at work you'll know how stressful and upsetting it can be. The cost of disputes at work goes far beyond the direct impact on those involved.

By |2022-08-11T09:03:49+01:00August 11th, 2022|Relationships|Comments Off on One Difficult Person at Work Can Ruin Everything