Negotiating with a difficult person is not about winning or getting them to do things YOUR way. It is about moving beyond the barriers to a breakthrough. Once you do you will have a stronger professional relationship and an outcome that is beneficial to both sides.
Mary Carol had not only missed an opportunity to strengthen a bond with a team member, she had weakened that bond. She could tell that Sal was disappointed. After all, he had taken the time to know who she was. Did she think that because she was the boss, she did not have to know her team? Did she think that because they worked across the globe that she did not have to get to know them?
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“Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate It.“ – Reid Hoffman No project is without risks. It is all in how you handle those risks. And the place to start is at the very beginning. The minute that a project idea is discussed […]
2016 is the year project management will finally get the “digital” prefix we’ve been eager to add for a few years now. Serious technological advancements, covering not only project and portfolio management software solutions, but also cloud storage devices, integrative cross-platform services, and the “bring your own device” to work trend are definitely reassuring that […]
You might feel uncomfortable reprimanding a team member in front of the rest of the team. None of us like to be told we are less than fabulous, especially in front of our colleagues. Despite this, you do have a responsibility to advise team members when they are not living up to expectations. “If we […]
In perfect 20/20 hindsight, Mary Carol realized that what the team was facing was a classic case of role conflict, and perhaps role ambiguity too. Two team members had just come to her to complain about a third team member. Although at first she was surprised, Mary Carol realized that she could have seen this […]