Dealing with the negative person in the team

One of the biggest things I am asked is “How to deal with someone who is negative all the time”. Well, firstly you have to identify if they are a negaholic or not. A negaholic is someone who is addicted to being negative, a disease you could say. You can talk to them, you can ask them to change, but as soon as you put temptation in their path, i.e. other people around them, then you are asking for trouble. You need to “box them”. Take them away from other people. Give them a job or task where they have no influence. Continue reading

Good communication skills: make your message clear

It can be frustrating -and a big waste of time- when two or more people are at cross purposes on an issue. Bad communication can be costly, too – and sour viable working relationships.

Luckily, great results can be achieved quite easily once some basic good communication skills are established. The new clever in communication is keeping it simple. Continue reading