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Dealing with Difficult People


Are you surrounded by people who drive you crazy? Would your job be truly great if only you didn't have to deal with "difficult" people? Are you aware that the definition of a "difficult person" is anyone who is NOT YOU? Ay, there's the rub!

Who Should Take This Course:

Anyone who works with members of the dreaded "General Public." Anyone who must enforce rules or demand compliance. Anyone who is trying to complete a project with co-workers who just won't do it your way. Anyone who interacts frequently with other human beings.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn and practice 5 tried and true techniques for changing stressful confrontations into successful negotiations:

1. The Just Say No Strategy
2. Empathizing for Results
3. Reflecting Understanding
4. The Kindness Technique
5. Summarizing for Control

Course Design:

Dealing with Difficult People can be conducted over 1 to 4 hours, depending on the needs of your organization, for an unlimited number of participants. Total cost includes preparation and handouts.