A survey completed by University of Newcastle psychology department identified that narcissistic tendencies are common in difficult employees. The good news are there are specific strategies you can employ to deal with these people.
"...the ATAR does not determine the course of the rest of your life. If you don't do as well as you had hoped - and there are many reasons why people don't - it is not the end of your career hopes."
Returning to the workplace can feel daunting - but help is at hand - check out our checklist below to help get you started.
One of the conundrums of modern life is the amount of choice we have. Endless data, information and facts are available instantaneously 24/7 via our keyboards, tablets and phones. Want to know something - then just Google it! Learning at your fingertips. However all this choice and information can be paralysing.
One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. - Sheila Murray Bethel.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any." – Alice Walker.
Many people I have been working with have been experiencing very similar challenges in the work environment - dealing with difficult people and in particular, being assertive. Whilst it may feel that it is impossible to stand up to difficult people at work, being assertive is a skill that can be learned, and by starting with small, achievable steps you can build your confidence and begin to make changes.
Alison Walter enjoys coaching others to success. Read some tips about changing your life in Alison's blog posts.