People at work – how to deal with difficult people – stay neutral!
We all meet difficult people at work and in our private lives. Dealing with difficult people is a subject that seems to generate more interest than anything else, here and at my other blog, WiseWolf’s Your Happiness Factor. So I’m making no apologies for posting about this again.
Difficult people can do more than make us unhappy. As if that isn’t bad enough, difficult people can be bad for your health. If you let them stress you out, that can lead to physical and the psychological problems.
If we meet difficult people in the workplace and they are work colleagues, the stress is on-going. Even if you are the manager of a difficult person, it can take a toll. And, if the “difficult person” is your boss, the stress can be almost intolerable. I’m not talking here about a bullying boss; just someone who is difficult to work with.
This video discusses how it is important to stay calm, stay in a neutral space and stay assertive. Try not to let them engage your emotions – you can use visualization to help do this. Accept that all you can control is how you react.
And, yes, it often helps to work with a coach.
You might find this other post about learning from difficult people useful too.
This video from http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-… Mary Bolster, editor of Natural Health Magazine, has some excellent reminders to help you deal with the difficult people in your life.
Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com