Ep #74: 3 Things to Do Today to Deal with a Difficult Employee


Here are the three main steps for dealing with a difficult employee.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  1. Identifying the facts about the situation.
  2. Discerning the difference between the label and the observable behavior.
  3. Deciding if the behavior is organizationally relevant and necessary to address.

Featured on the Show and Other Notes:

  • I read a recent article by Seth Godin about how people are minimizing the importance of soft skills. It’s called “Let’s Stop Calling Them Soft Skills.”
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