Managing the Unmanageable: The 6 Most Common Types of Difficult EmployeesNow that you're in charge of a team of people, how will you inspire them to perform at their best? Instead, employers should focus on cultivating in their workers a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in order to help them succeed. Using real-life anecdotes and research, Pink walks readers through each of these three concepts and why they're absolutely crucial in the business world. Among the tips he offers for motivating high performance: Set clear expectations, offer praise and recognition, and show people you care about them. It's a compelling read that will make the transition from managing yourself to managing others that much easier.
5 Books to Help You Deal with Work Drama
But these folks have a way of showing up everywhere -- even at the workplace you've created. As you likely already know, difficult people can negatively impact team performance and morale. Now that you're a business leader, developing the skills to identify and deal with difficult people can help you continue to steer your company toward success. The victim is the least accountable person in the office. Things always seem to happen "to" a victim.
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Sometimes office annoyances seem harmless, like when your cube-mate leaves smelly leftovers in the fridge for weeks. But over the long term, a toxic workplace can have serious, long-lasting side effects — damaging your productivity and putting you on the fast track to burnout. When the drama seems overwhelming, it can help to turn to experts and thought leaders who have been through these kinds of situations before. And while you may not know those leaders personally, a number of them have written books that, in addition to being entertaining and relatable, can teach you a lot about constructively coping with drama in the workplace. This book chronicles Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, as he makes a bold transition from working a high-paying but unfulfilling job to founding an organization that has built more than schools around the world for disadvantaged children. Braun has to gain the courage to navigate through entitled personalities and corporate policies in order to pursue his philanthropic work full time.
Managing Difficult Employees. Joseph Koob. This book is about what YOU as a manager and leader bring to the table. It addresses two key questions: Is your leadership conducive to a positive work environment with few personnel concerns; and, when concerns do arise, are you prepared to handle them effectively and efficiently? The first part of this book focuses on avoiding difficulties through knowledgeable and inspired leadership. Part II of this work will demonstrate how to apply your personal strengths and your management and leadership skills to working successfully with difficult personnel concerns and in difficult situations.