Five Difficult Co-Workers and Ways to Deal With Them

Five Difficult Co-Workers and Ways to Deal With Them

Five Difficult Co-Workers and Ways to Deal With Them

The GrumblerLike a leaky faucet, the Grumbler’s little drips of negativity can erode morale and cause serious damage.
You’re bound to run into them at some point: the slacker, the grumbler, the excuse-maker, and other problem co-workers. While you may wonder how they keep their jobs, as long as they do, you must work with them. A new book, Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee (Career Press/available now), focuses on ways of getting dysfunctional workers to recognize and overcome their flaws. Authors Anne Loehr and Jezra Kaye, who claim that problem employees can cost companies 30% in productivity, present strategies in a systemic manner that real-world managers will find useful. But even non-supervisory workers will find value in the problem/solution scenarios meant to help people help themselves. Loehr is an executive coach/leadership development consultant for clients such as Facebook, the U.S. Air Force and Booz Allen Hamilton. Kaye is a speechwriter/public speaking coach who also provides corporate consultation on communications. For more about the book, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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