Childish people need to be shown the facts. Learn how to suggest a plan to get commitment for each small step at a time; make it cost them if they don't; and have an emotional reward for success.
- Childishness covers a whole collection of sins,…as well as some strengths like creativity and fun.…The sins include being selfish and not planning ahead,…being irrational and emotional rather than discussing…problems calmly, ego, wastefulness, defiance,…defensiveness, lack of focus, lack of perseverance,…putting off unpleasant things,…and lack of self-discipline and self-control generally.…In fact, their inner chimp or inner child is out of control.…
That's really the problem.…I even had bosses who were childish.…I want everything finished today,…I don't care how you do it.…And I've worked a lot with musicians in rock bands…who say things like let's not worry about…which songs we're going to play until we get there,…and you're always turning your saxophone up…and turning my guitar down.…And it's not fair, we should be playing at Wembley Stadium,…not this tiny little pub in the middle of nowhere.…So, ideally the objective with childish people…would be to get them to grow up and take responsibility.…
A job their parents seemed to have failed out,…
In this course, Chris Croft shares methods for recognizing the characteristics of some of the most common types of difficult people, and gives you strategies for dealing with these individuals more effectively. Chris provides practical techniques for dealing with a variety of different behaviors, including negativity, aggression, childishness, and selfishness. Plus, he explains how to overcome your own negative thinking, and get the best from a difficult boss.
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- Identifying and understanding difficult people
- Handling aggressive and passive-aggressive people
- Working with negative people
- Working with procrastinators and people with bad habits
- Conquering your own negative thinking
- When the difficult person is your boss
- Dealing with micromanagers