Category Archives: Conflict

Stop Walking on Eggshells – 4 Tips for Dealing with Temperamental People

Hunting for hidden eggs is one of the great traditions of celebrating Easter. The fun and excitement of finding eggs can be tempered by the prospect of accidentally stepping on and breaking those delicate treasures. As a result, you end up … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Bullying, Challenging Conversations, Communication, Conflict, Emotions, Fear, Personality, Relationships, Self-Control, Stress | 15 Comments

7 Ways to Make it Easy for People to Work with You

“It all depends on who you’re working with.” That was the feedback from team members to a recent survey about the state of collaboration within our department. The feedback was consistent. Collaboration is…well…inconsistent. It all depends on who you’re working … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Communication, Conflict, Dependability, Honesty, Leadership, Management, Relationships, Sharing Information, Success, Trust | 10 Comments

Moment of Trust – How to Give Feedback That Builds Trust, Not Destroys It

Giving feedback to someone is a “moment of trust” – an opportunity to either build or erode trust in the relationship. If you deliver the feedback with competence and care, the level of trust in your relationship can leap forward. … Continue reading

Posted in Challenging Conversations, Communication, Conflict, Defining Moments, Feedback, Leadership, Management, Performance Management, Trust | 7 Comments

9 Warning Signs an Employee Needs to be Let Go

“We need to let you go.” Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless nights leading … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Conflict, Leadership, Management, Performance Management | 15 Comments

Ten Signs You Might Be A Frankenboss

Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk. With Halloween just three days away, I told my wife that I … Continue reading

Posted in Body Language, Communication, Conflict, Control, Ego, Emotions, Feedback, Leadership, Morale, Motivation, Professionalism, Relationships, Servant Leadership, Toxic Leadership, Trust | 22 Comments