Setting Boundaries with Difficult or Self-centered People

Difficult conversations - mother and daughter

Most of us don’t like to confront others about their behavior. We don’t want to upset people, especially difficult folks. We know there’s going to be push back. But should we tolerate unwanted mean or disrespectful comments? Good self-care generally requires that we speak up. Read on to learn more. Read More

Twelve “People” Rules of Leaders who Inspire Engagement

The benefit of long experience is the opportunity to make management mistakes and experience poor management practices. Rather than pointing out mistakes, here are basic principles demonstrated by those who inspire employee engagement;… Read More

10 Behaviors of Emotionally Healthy People (at Work)

I often make observations in the workplace that a typical HR professional might not see. This article discusses employee emotional health. I have spoken to 100s of employees and leaders. Some are just natuarally more healthy than others. Read on to find out how they approach their work. Read More

6 Reasons Employees Don’t Disclose Workplace Abuse

What in the world does child abuse have to do with workplace bullying? You’d be surprised to learn that while child abuse is obviously more devastating and adults are better positioned to speak up, the power dynamics are quite similar. Read this brief summary to see how . . . Read More

6 Tips for Millennial Supervisors Directing Older workers

For some industries, front line supervisors rise up the ranks by gaining technical experience. Working 15 years, an employee could move up to supervisor because he or she has more experience than most… Read More

6 Difficult Employee Types: Which are most toxic?

For HR professionals, understanding the source of difficult employee behavior is key to finding the most effective intervention. This article describes tactics and relative toxicity of six difficult employee types: Gossip Clearinghouse Emotional… Read More