Leading the Unleadable

Leading the Unleadable

Alan Willett

Business / Management

The control-freak, the narcissist, the slacker, the cynic... Difficult people are the worst part of a manager's job.Whether it comes from direct reports or people above, outbursts, irrational demands, griping, and other disruptions need to be dealt with—and it's your responsibility to do it. Leading the Unleadable turns this dreaded chore into a straight forward process that gently, yet effectively, improves behaviors. Written by an insider in the tech industry, where personality issues routinely wreck projects, the book reveals a core truth: most people actually want to contribute results, not cause headaches.Once you realize the potential for change, the book's simple steps, examples, and scripts explain how to right even the most hopeless situations. You'll learn how to:Master the necessary mindsetExplain the problem calmly in a short feedback sessionGet a commitment to change, and follow upCoach...
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