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The Toxic Workplace: Management Strategies for Dealing with Negative Attitudes & Destructive Behaviors that are Sapping Morale and Destroying Productivity

There’s the Negative Nancy’s and Ned’s – exuding negativity, always unhappy about their job; their bosses are always jerks; the company is going down the tube…..

The Office Gossip – seemingly with the latest scoop on everyone, but really their “information” is little more than embellished suspicions or negative assumptions that just stir the pot.

The Back-Stabber– stirring things up and sabotaging others.

The Minimalist – experts at doing only what is minimally expected of them to avoid being reprimanded.

Workplaces are full of toxic employees, exhibiting destructive behaviors and thereby poisoning the entire organization, destroying morale and obliterating productivity.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to let these attitudes and behaviors drag you down. With just a few practical techniques and through understanding the drivers of these damaging behaviors, you can turn troublemakers into productive, positive and valuable employees.

Join Guy Harris, a certified instructor in Human Behavior Consulting and Conflict Resolution, for 60-minutes and learn:

  • How conflicts escalate and the cost of unresolved conflict
  • The key drivers of these behaviors and how to recognize them before it’s too late
  • How to stay calm and keep your emotions in check during conflict conversations
  • Communication techniques for persuading your “no” employees
  • How to effectively confront other people’s bad behaviors
  • Tips on defusing the conflict, right from the source

Presented By

Guy Harris
Master Trainer & Coach

Guy draws on more than 20 years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches, or trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence.

Prior to becoming a trainer and coach, Guy served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the US Navy Submarine Force, and he worked in leadership positions in both large and small business environments.

Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are: forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.

With experience and training in technical disciplines and his further training in, and practical application of, human behavior and motivation principles, his unique skills consist of quickly connecting the technical and task accomplishment necessities of business operations with the human factors that often limit rapid implementation and results.

In other words, he helps you understand – and work through – the reasons why your relationships are getting in the way of getting things done.

Guy has both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He was a qualified Engineering Department head in the U.S. Navy. He is a Master Trainer and Coach in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and a Workplace Conflict Resolution expert.

Price: $175.00