How to Manage Employees with Bad Attitudes & Poor People Skills
Discover practical solutions for creating a more peaceful and productive work environment
Attention: Managers, supervisors, department heads … could any of your employees use an “attitude adjustment”?
How many times have you ...
- Seen good employees swayed by disgruntled coworkers?
- Observed negative behavior in one or two “bad apples” that slowed an entire team’s momentum?
- Become frustrated with employees who consistently display unhelpful or offensive behavior?
Quickly master practical, proven skills to transform those “sour grapes” into positive performers!
As someone in a position of leadership, you know that getting your employees to consistently perform at the top of their game
isn't easy. Add bad attitudes to the mix, and your job becomes that much tougher! Unfortunately, lousy attitudes in the workplace do more than just irritate others. Like an infectious disease, they are highly contagious … resulting in departmental discord, low morale, and weakened team performances.
This program is filled with great solutions, fresh ideas, and terrific techniques for getting rid of rotten attitudes for good.
Don't waste another minute struggling with the “attitude-challenged” in your organization!
We'll show you how to:
- Help your "problem" employees see themselves as others see them (a critical first step toward positive change)
- Analyze your listening skills to make sure you are really "hearing" your employees
- Communicate more positively and effectively with a wealth of proven tools and techniques
- Master simple — yet highly effective — coaching and counseling skills
- Confront difficult employees without causing defensiveness or resentment
- Successfully manage conflict (both when you are, and are not, directly involved)
- Take steps to improve morale, and create a more positive, supportive work environment
Who should attend?
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, department heads — as well as anyone who is soon to move into a management or supervisory role — will benefit greatly from this course.
Attend this eye-opening, results-focused seminar, and you’ll discover insightful solutions for turning around crummy attitudes, practical techniques to quickly and effectively deal with negative behavior, and guidance for helping even the most difficult employees become more productive, satisfied team members.
How to Manage Employees with Bad Attitudes & Poor People Skills — Seminar Overview
Identifying employee attitude problems — getting to the root of the issue
- How is an “attitude problem” defined?
- Telltale signs, red flags, and other indicators of attitude problems in the workplace
- Personality styles that may be conducive to bad attitudes — how many of these can you identify in your workplace?
- Six personal belief systems that can have a negative effect on attitude
- How to perform a self-evaluation: could your behavior and actions be responsible for bad attitudes in your people?
- Tips for evaluating your communication style — how open a communicator are you?
- The importance of good listening skills: how to make sure you are really “hearing” your employees
- The manager’s role in promoting positive attitudes: a look at praise, fairness, feedback, and criticism
- Attitude problem, or temporary lapse of judgment? How to tell whether someone has a real problem — or is just going through a tough time
How to boost performance by improving attitude — one step at a time!
- Why you must be able to separate personality from performance
- How to quantify a "bad attitude," and when to document its effects
- The "snowball effect": How one
employee's attitude can influence the rest of the department or work group
- Ways to keep someone with an attitude problem from swaying other employees to the "dark side"
- Confrontation skills all leaders should have in their managerial toolboxes
- A look at how healthy confrontation can be used to your advantage as a manager
- Coaching vs. counseling — what the difference is, and when each is most appropriate to your situation
- How to coach to improve performance — and make disciplinary action unnecessary
- The value of effective coaching — for all employees, not just the "difficult" ones
- When coaching
doesn't work — how to tell when it's time to use counseling methods instead
- Successful counseling techniques for problem employees
- How to document the counseling cycle and why it is important you do so
Management and leadership skills to help you "rehabilitate" bad attitudes
- The best ways to manage conflict between or among employees
- What to do when you encounter conflict between and employee and yourself
- How to keep emotions (yours and your employees) in check during conflict and confrontational situations
- Assertive communication techniques to use to overcome negative situations
- How to lead employees through change with strength and confidence
- Why change brings out bad attitudes, and how you can overcome employee resistance to change
- Ways to improve morale and inspire your employees after an attitude has been "adjusted"
- The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation — and the importance of both
- A look at how great leaders have motivated the masses, and how to learn from their successes
- Techniques for igniting enthusiasm and gaining buy-in — even in your most reluctant employees
- 10 great ideas for creating a positive, supportive work environment
- 12 ways to recognize, motivate, and empower your employees
Seminar Check-In 8:30 AM
Seminar Program 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Attend this eye-opening, results-focused seminar, and you’ll discover insightful solutions for turning around crummy attitudes, practical techniques to quickly and effectively deal with negative behavior, and guidance for helping even the most difficult employees become more productive, satisfied team members. (see
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