This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2008 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.” — Tobias S. Gibson
“So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” — Peter Drucker
“Those with whom we assemble, we soon resemble!” — Conventional Wisdom
“It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim.” — Alice Miller
Leadership is stressful enough without exposure to draining people, energy thieves and vampires. Yet, these people are present in all of our lives – co-workers, family, friends. You recognize them because they drag you down, make you feel angry, deflated, even ill. These are “toxic people.”
First, realize that you control your actions and reactions. Choose the company you keep – a strong team of positive thinkers, who are uplifting and supportive. Good friends are a good defense. When exclusion is not an option, mentally walk away or detach. Refuse to be sucked in, lending your life force to their cause. Dig deep in your tool box for some new responses: set boundaries, provide feedback, inject humor. Read on …
And any other terms that imply negative, nasty, miserable, jealous, inconsiderate, financially irresponsible, selfish, and abusive.
Ask these 4 questions of people in your life:
Detoxify your workplace. Partner with healthy people.
Podcast with Marsha Petrie Sue on Toxic People: Decontaminate Difficult People at Work.
The Learning Rap addresses toxic people: Toxic People .
Dealing with toxic people: Dealing with toxic people.
Key Associates offers Conflict Management training, including “How to Deal with Difficult People” and “Threats of Violence.” We also create customized training packages for organizations: Products and Services.
Oprah defines types of toxic people: Confront Your Toxic Relationships then talks about confronting this conflict with grace.
Join a chat and get the low-down on toxic people: Don’t Keep It All Bottled Up.
How to tell if you’re stuck in a toxic relationship: Are You Stuck in a Toxic Relationship?.
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