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Make Difficult People Disappear: How to Deal with Stressful Behavior and Eliminate Conflict

ISBN: 978-1-118-27380-7
196 pages
May 2012
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Save your organization by building the skills to deal with difficult people

We all have to work with people we can't stand to be around. Our challenge is to find creative ways to handle these difficult people. In the fable Make Difficult People Disappear, the skills and strategic plan needed to change your mindset are told through a clear, concise story. By first understanding the four main personality types in the workplace, Commander, Organizer, Relater, and Entertainer, readers can then devise effective strategies for diffusing unproductive and damaging behavior.

This book serves to change the mindset and behavior of people who deal with difficulty on a regular basis.

  • Wofford describes how through understanding our behavior differences and natural reactions to stress, that utilizing a plan based on these differences the difficulty simply seems to disappear
  • Advises everyone from frustrated executives to entrepreneurs tired of dealing with difficult people who suck the life out of their organizations

Complete with a step-by-step action plan, Make Difficult People Disappear serves to replenish your confidence and build skills in leading those who until now you didn't know how to manage and felt there was no choice but to continue to deal with or ignore.

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Acknowledgments iv

Introduction vii

Author’s Note on Sources xi

1 BRIBES . . . in the Form of Sprinkles? 1

2 SHIFTS . . . in Your Expectations 19

3 LABELS . . . That Actually Make Sense 43

4 MAPS . . . Showing Where Others Can Go before Being Told 65

5 PRAISE . . . without Pom-Poms Unless That’s What They Need 89

6 CLUES . . . That You Can Finally Hear 113

7 HOPE . . . in What Others Intend Despite What They Do 135

8 WHEELS . . . of Motion Not Attached to a Bus 147

9 HABITS . . . That Help You Be You and Let Them Be Them 169

Conclusion 187

Appendix: CORE Snapshot™ 193

About the Author 195

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Monica Wofford, CSP, is the CEO of Contagious Companies, Inc., a training and consulting firm specialzing in the transformation of managers from those promoted, but perhaps not prepared, into high performing leaders. She’s had the privilege of working with organizations such as Estee Lauder, the United States Mint, the FAA, SeaWorld, and the Department of Education, and has engaged audiences in all fifty United States and seventeen Countries. When not serving clients and leading her own team, Monica is an active member of the National Speakers Association and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
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Hope Exists For Dealing With Difficult Personalities

We all have to deal with people we can't stand to be around. Our challenge is to find creative ways to handle these difficult people. In the workplace fable, Make Difficult People Disappear, the skills and strategic plan needed to change your mindset are told through a clear, concise story. Author Monica Wofford details the story of Cybil, a mid-level manager who participates in a training class and personality profile that completely changes her perspective toward difficult people.

By first understanding the four main personality types in the workplace: Commander, Organizer, Relater, and Entertainer, readers will be able to devise effective strategies for diffusing unproductive behavior. The book serves to change the mindset and behavior of people who deal with difficulty. Wofford describes how through understanding our behavior differences and utilizing a plan based on these differences, the difficulty simply disappears.

Make Difficult People Disappear guides everyone from frustrated executives to entrepreneurs tired of dealing with difficult people who suck the life out of their organizations. Complete with a step-by-step action plan, the book serves to replenish confidence and build skills in leading those who seem difficult, rather than ignore.

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