Working with Disrespectful Colleagues

Ep59: Working with Disrespectful Colleagues (Listener Question)

Being successful in our professional lives depends on lots of people agreeing on certain principles. Show up on time. Follow through. Take your responsibilities seriously. Respect your boss and your colleagues. But what do you do if those shared expectations are violated?

Our question this episode: How do you behave when your direct report behaves disrespectfully and refuses to acknowledge that you found the behavior disrespectful?

This episode features a listener question about working with a disrespectful colleague. The ideas I offer certainly apply in a professional setting, but I hope they also might be useful in any relationship where it feels like respect (or lack thereof) is a problem. I also share a couple of must-listen podcast recommendations if you want to better understand your fellow humans.

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