Besides what words of wisdom you might find on this blog or in our I Hate People! business book, there is plenty of other useful info out on the web to help you deal with those implacable office oafs. You just need to know where to look.
Someone who knows her stuff when it comes to tangling with troublesome teammates is Nicole Williams, author of the bestselling Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success and Earn What You’re Worth, as well as the more recent Girl On Top.
This week she posted some handy hints over on HumanResourcesIQ.com for dealing with particularly obnoxious co-workers — some techniques that can help whether you're having to face a Bulldozer, a Switchblade or a Stop Sign.
Here's her opening salvo:
She talks down to you like you are a child, keeps spreadsheets of your
mistakes, withholds vital information from you and blames you for every
problem that comes up. Her number 1 goal is to make you look bad. She’s
your worst nightmare, a living, breathing she-devil…a truly heinous
How do you work with someone who would love to see you fail? You’ve probably already done what any rational person would do: You reassessed your own work style and fixed any problems that might be fueling her rage. You swallowed your pride and tried to win her over with kindness and consistent professionalism. Unfortunately, these tactics aren’t always enough. Here are six tips to help you come out on top...
To get to the good stuff, click on over to Six Tips to Deal with a Heinous Co-Worker.