It’s happening again. One of your employees and you are not seeing eye-to-eye. Tension is high, there’s disrespect in the air, and results are just not what they should be. You keep pointing the finger at their performance, they keep pointing the finger at your attitude towards them. Congratulations, you found yourself in the “You vs Me” scenario. A scenario where the outcome is almost guaranteed to not yield the results you want.
If this situation sounds familiar, I’m (un)happy to tell you that you are not alone. In fact, it is all too common that supervisor and subordinate don’t get along or see eye-to-eye. Yet, in order to achieve peak performance we need to have a respectful work relationship. Thus, this episode is all about repairing that relationship to achieve these results.
Dealing with Difficult Coworkers, Annoying Managers, and Toxic Leaders | Peter Economy | Episode 185
Who hasn’t had to deal with a jerk at work? Whether it’s a toxic team member who loves nothing more than to suck the life and excitement out of her colleagues, the difficult coworker who isn’t happy unless the office is filled with mayhem and drama, or a bad boss who causes his employees to […]
Negotiation and conflict resolution are often looked at as the difficult conversations and actions which leaders need to take. These are often uncomfortable conversations to have with our coworkers and subordinates; however, they are absolutely essential in order to ensure that our organization is an effective one. Therefore, we need to get past the uncomfortness […]
Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff in leadership. She helps leaders and teams overcome silos and turf wars to work better together. She has worked with individual teams internationally and in Australia since 1987. From the wild rivers of northern Ontario to the remote regions of Australia, Zoë has spent the last thirty years showing teams struggling with office politics and silos how to work better together. Zoë is the author of four books: Composure – How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments – Leadership when it matters most and Loyalty – Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates. Her fourth book, People Stuff – Beyond Personality problems – An Advanced Handbook for leadership, was released July 2020. Her past leadership roles include Chair of the Outdoor Council of Australia, President of the Chamber of Women in Business, and Program Manager at the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Conflict is ever present. Even reading these podcast show notes could be causing you conflict this very instant. As leaders, we need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly revolving around conflict. Additionally, whilst conflict can be a catalyst for good change, unresolved conflict can cause long-lasting damage to an organization. As a […]