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Can We Talk? seven principles for managing difficult conversations at workAre you avoiding an uncomfortable conversation at work? If you're an executive or a team leader, strengthening your organization's ability to have difficult conversations is necessary and worth the discomfort. The key to successful dialogue starts and ends with changing the conversation. Recognizing that it takes two people to engage in meaningful outcomes, Can We Talk? outlines what each contributor needs to do to achieve the best possible result. Using examples from everyday work situations, this book offers guidance on how to create the right conditions for a meaningful discussion. The author identifies the seven key principles that enable both parties to gain a deeper understanding of what the other person may be thinking and will help establish their point of view more clearly: confidence, clarity, compassion, curiosity, compromise, credibility, courage. Can We Talk? includes examples and advice from those who have been there and thrived, as well as lessons learned from conversation failures and example scripts of productive conversations. Readers will learn how to prepare, start and manage the potentially challenging exchange of words that typically occur at work, and come away with an understanding that for any conversation to take place, both parties must be engaged.
Call Number: HD30.3 .M3789 2022
Conflict Resolution: how to recognize different communication styles & effectively manage conflictDiscover Expert Strategies and Conflict Resolution Techniques That Will Show You the Easiest Way To Manage Conflicts Effectively! Did you know that the most common cause of conflicts, wherever and whenever they happen, is because people communicate differently and sometimes they simply don't understand each other? When two people have very different communication styles and are only concerned with their benefits, reaching a resolution can be difficult at best. Still, when you learn to recognize different communication styles and work around them, use active listening, skills and convey solutions, you will be a natural at resolving conflict at work and home. With Conflict Resolution in your hands, you will learn a completely different approach to conflict resolution. You'll learn what character traits, skills, and experiences help people be more effective in finding solutions to conflict. You'll also learn about the five different styles of communication that most people use in their workplace interactions and how each impacts difficult situations. Finally, you will be given tools and techniques that you can use in practical, real-world situations.
Call Number: BF637.C45 W55 2021x
Conflict Management for Managers: resolving workplace, client and policy disputesConflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes provides current and future organizational leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and manage every common source of conflict faced at work. Great managers and leaders understand they must communicate effectively, lead diverse teams, provide effective feedback, meet customer expectations, attend to organizational culture, and proactively manage relationships with vendors and regulators. This text provides skill-building exercises to help you lead effective meetings, build strong teams, conduct performance appraisals that motivate team members, coach employees and other managers through difficult times, and craft a positive brand image for both your organization and your own career. The text is divided into three sections: Conflict Management & Collaboration basics, including assessments designed to rate your current skills and set goals for growth; Strategies for preventing conflicts inside your work teams and organizations, including tips for giving feedback, motivating team members, and creating positive organizational cultures; and Processes and skills for enhancing relationships with external stakeholders such as customers, vendors, and regulators. Thoroughly updated, this new edition incorporates a greater number of skill-building exercises, discussion questions, and goal-setting suggestions to allow for the active transition of these skills from the printed page into your daily work life.
Call Number: HD42 .R35 2020
Overcoming Conflict: how to deal with difficult people and situationsDiscover the Right Way to Handle Conflict Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, but you can control how you respond to it. You can let difficult situations fuel your anger and stir your desire to retaliate--or you can choose to grow in empathy, honesty, and acceptance. It's up to you. Overcoming Conflict will give you the confidence you need to solve arguments, settle disputes, and restore harmony. You'll learn... ten common myths about conflict how to properly discuss differences and issues the importance of observing body language what to do when someone confronts you the power and meaning of forgiveness By applying the principles in this book, you will develop new patterns of behavior that will significantly improve your personal and professional relationships and give you greater peace of mind when conflicts arise.
Call Number: BV4597.53.C58 P63 2017
The Genius of Opposites by Jennifer B. KahnweilerBetter Together FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. There are countless examples of introvert-extrovert partnerships who make brilliant products, create great works of art, and even change history together. But these partnerships don't just happen. They demand wise nurturing. The key, says bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler, is for opposites to stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results. Kahnweiler's first-of-its-kind practical five-step process helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other's wiring, use conflicts to spur creativity, enrich their own skills by learning from the other, and see and act on things neither would have separately. Kahnweiler shows how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.
Call Number: BF637.I48 K34 2016
Talking to Crazy by Mark GoulstonLet's face it, we all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book, Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all-the downright irrational. As a psychiatrist, Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can't simply argue it away. The key to handling irrational peopleis to learn to lean into the crazy-to empathize with it. That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally. Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals: Why people act the way they do - How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation-and what to do instead - When to confront a problem and when to walk away - How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel, the Fish-bowl, and the Belly Roll - And much more You can't reason with unreasonable people-but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how. "By giving readers the words and theories, Goulston elevates a good book into a great one.' - Success Magazine"... most conflicts in the workplace simply involve very difficult people who can make life miserable. Talking to Crazy offers much-needed guidance for those seeking a solution to these all-too-common conflicts.' - Soundview"This is a great book for managers who know that some situations - a negative review, the announcement of organizational change - can bring out the crazy in anyone.' - Inc.com"... explains why people act in unreasonable ways, giving insight in to the brain's natural defense mechanisms and how to recognize an irrational person's modus operandi.' - Industrial Engineer Magazine "
Call Number: BF637.I48 G68 2016
HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work: understanding the players, manage your emotions, move onA game plan for managing conflict at work -- Section 1: Preparing for conflict before it happens -- 1. Types of conflict -- 2. Your options for handling conflict -- 3. Recognize your natural tendency -- Section 2: Managing a conflict -- 4. Assess the situation -- 5. Get ready for the conversation -- 6. Have a productive conversation -- Section 3: Resolving a conflict -- 7. Get to a resolution and make a plan -- 8. Move on after the fight -- 9. Navigate common situations.
Call Number: HD42 .G35 2015x
It's All Your Fault at Work! by Bill Eddy; L. Georgi DiStefanoThe award-winning book that gives readers a method for handling the increasingly-outrageous behavior of narcissists and high-conflict people at work. Increasingly, high-conflict people--especially narcissists and bullies--are showing up in the workplace.It's All Your Fault at Work! addresses ways of managing the behavior of high-conflict people (HCP). Based on Bill Eddy's high-conflict personality theory, the book explains how to recognize predictable patterns of behavior and illustrates with over a dozen examples the simple four-step C.A.R.S. method to calm the HCP, analyze options, respond to hostility, and set limits on extreme behavior. "This book belongs in every leader’s library. Although I believe there’s a pearl of good in everyone, some people’s pearl is hard to find. You may not be able to change a high conflict personality, but by using Bill Eddy’s and Georgi DiStefano’s techniques, you’ll be able to keep the focus on solutions rather than arguments.” --Ken Blanchard, coauthor ofThe One Minute Manager® andLeading at a Higher Level
Call Number: HF5549.5.E42 E375 2015x
Working with Difficult People: handling the tent types of problem people without losing your mindA revised edition of the classic guide on how to best resolve conflict in today's technologically advanced workplace. Your work day is filled with them--people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. This indispensable guide details specific techniques for handling all of them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation. Updated and revised to reflect modern issues including technology, generation gaps, and language barriers, this guide describes 10 kinds of culprits, from tyrants and bullies (regular and cyber) to the pushy and presumptuous to connivers and camouflagers; and offers helpful strategies and phrases for diffusing workplace tensions and effectively resolving conflicts.
Emotional Vampires at Work by Albert BernsteinDO YOU WORK WITH VAMPIRES? LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF! Banish the bloodsuckers from your professional life Whether it's a coworker, subordinate, or boss, there's at least one emotional vampire in every office. These people try your patience, sap your energy, and add an entirely unhealthy dynamic to workplace productivity. The bestselling author of Emotional Vampires andDinosaur Brains shows you how to spot and deal effectively with these dysfunctional elements in the workplace: ANTISOCIALS, who crave excitement in all its forms, including aggression If your boss or a coworker is trying to push you around . . . Learn that the most important battle to fight with a bully is in your own mind. HISTRIONICS, who believe that what it looks like is more important than what it is If your boss thinks any problem can be solved with a motivational seminar . . . Learn how to get a manager wannabe to actually manage. NARCISSISTS, who believe that the universe revolves around them If your CEO makes Louis XVI look like Gandhi . . . Learn techniques that diplomats have used throughout history to teach infantile monarchs to act like grown-ups. OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVES, who can't seem to see the forest for the trees If there is absolutely no task that your boss considers too small to micromanage . . . Learn to be a Control-Freak Whisperer by seeing your boss's fear rather than your own irritation. PARANOIDS, who think they've found the simple truthsthat explain everything If you work in a place where you can't get ahead unless you drink the Kool-Aid . . . Learn how to recognize a toxic belief system before it poisons you. VAMPIRE CULTURES: when vampires get promoted to positions of power, they remake organizations in their own image . . . Learn the 15 warning signs that tell you to get out before sunset. PRAISE FOR EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES: "We love so much about this book! A great complement to Dealing with People You Can't Stand, it goes beyond dealing with the merely difficult behavior to the truly pathological. Bernstein offers believable examples and useful descriptions. This is the book to recommend when the topic of truly horrible behavior comes up!" -- Dr. Rick Kirschner and Dr. Rick Brinkman, authors of theinternational bestseller Dealing with People You Can't Stand "This book equips individuals with the tools to identify and defend against a wide array of emotional vampires at work. It offers well-developed tactics for navigating the most difficult people in any organization." -- Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, bestselling authors of Working with You Is Killing Me and Mean Girls at Work "It's amazing how one manipulative, territorial, or otherwise self-serving boss or employee can make the lives of everyone around miserable. In Emotional Vampires at Work, Albert Bernstein offers concrete, step-by-step guidance to manage life around these misfits. You'll learn to take care of your and your valued colleagues' needs, while contributing your best to your organization--with maturity and sanity." -- Nancy Ancowitz, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts