Anyone can be labeled “difficult.” I learned that a few years ago when the organization I was working for changed. New leaders came in and I, who had never been seen as difficult before, suddenly became the provocateur. The difficult one.
Maybe it’s because of my personal experience that I’m now drawn to working with people who are considered difficult.
Being labeled as difficult can make you feel defensive, embarrassed, and humiliated. But what people see is behavior – not intentions. You may be the most passionate and committed person and yet people see you as aggressive, pushy and a non-listener. What can you do?
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Steps to take if you’ve been labeled the difficult person and are ready to make a change.
- The importance of getting feedback – from whom and what kind.
- How to decide which behaviors you want to work on and which will have the biggest impact.
- How to notice your own behavior – without judgement.
- The importance of practice and asking for permission.
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