Ep010: Your Questions: Negative People, Protecting Colleagues

Key to Happiness Negative PeopleThere are times in most relationships when we’re faced with one of two situations: we feel a need to protect ourselves, or we feel a need to protect someone else. Every once in a while, especially when it comes to giving feedback, those two things can happen at the same time! How can we act in a way that establishes boundaries while still being kind?

 In this episode, we take a look at two listener questions: dealing with negative people and sharing difficult feedback with a colleague who’s having personal issues.

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Additional Resources*

How We Talk Can Change the Way We Work | Kegan & Lahey
Working with Difficult People | Hakim & Solomon
Dealing with People You Can’t Stand | Brinkman & Kirschner
Harvard Business Review OnPoint, Fall 2018: The Right Way to Fight at Work

 

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