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Dealing With Challenging Co-Workers and Associates

Sometimes the people we work with – whether you are an entrepreneur and work with sub-contractors or you’re an employee and work with other colleagues – make it hard to deal with them in a positive manner.

Everyone is different – but you knew that already, right? We each have our own personality quirks, likes and dislikes, and it makes us each unique and special. The challenge arises when our brand of “special” seems to conflict with another person’s brand of “special”.

I’m sure you’ve experienced times when it’s hard to respond positively or even in a neutral but businesslike manner to a colleague or contractor. All people, no matter what their field of expertise, level of authority, or years of experience, have occasional rough times while associating with others.

Here are a few suggestions for techniques you can use to respond to challenging situations with co-workers or other professionals: