Association for Talent Development

What Is Your Response?

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In Part 6 of my leadership blog series, let’s determine the response you would take in each performance appraisal situation. While you are conducting a performance appraisal interview with a new employee, she mentions having difficulty mastering a certain skill. Tell her that you are not surprised because others have had difficulty, but you wonder […]

Association for Talent Development

You Do Not Fire a Difficult Person

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Most people can share a story about a difficult person at work. These people generally fit into several categories, such as Hostile-Aggressive, Complainer, Silent-Unresponsive, Super-Agreeable, Negativist, Know-it-All Expert, and Indecisive. A Hostile-Aggressive person tries to bully and overwhelm others, making cutting remarks and throwing tantrums. A Complainer gripes incessantly, but never tries to do anything […]