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Managing conflict and dealing with difficult people


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Managing conflict and dealing with difficult people

  1. 1. Managing conflict and difficult people is avoidable – just don’t go out!!
  2. 2. 10. Are we going to finish on time? 9. When is the coffee break? 8. Will I have to do role- play? 7 It’s hard to change the way I respond isn’t it? 6. Do I have to use this? 5. How much do I have to note down? 4. Can I use these materials? 3. I do everything you are going to tell me, can I go? 2. Yes but, that won’t work in real life will it? 1. Can you really hypnotise me? Top ten questions trainers are asked
  3. 3. How can you help someone else take something from this session? How can I help him, help me take something from this session? If you are going to spend the time here - How can you help yourself take something from this session?
  4. 6. <ul><li>“ We are all somebody’s difficult person sometimes” </li></ul><ul><li>If we can control our natural urge to criticise we will remain more in control of the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ If we are expecting change in others, we have to look to change ourselves first.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Submissive </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative </li></ul><ul><li>Assertive </li></ul>
  6. 8. Assertiveness <ul><li>“ Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently”. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The battles that count aren't the ones for the gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 9. Assertiveness is…. <ul><li>A kind of behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>A style of communication </li></ul><ul><li>An attitude/approach/philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about……. </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing yourself with confidence without using passive, aggressive or manipulative behaviour. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking more control of your life </li></ul><ul><li>Being clear and straightforward with others </li></ul><ul><li>Respecting yours and others needs & rights </li></ul>
  8. 10. Choosing your behaviour <ul><li>Any change in behaviour requires a degree of self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Once we become aware of our behaviour we then have a choice in whether we continue to use it or choose to change. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Types of assertion <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>This is a straightforward statement where you stand up for your rights </li></ul><ul><li>Empathetic </li></ul><ul><li>This assertion contains the element of empathy as well as a statement of your needs or wants. </li></ul><ul><li>Discrepancy </li></ul><ul><li>This is where you point out a discrepancy between what has previously been agreed and what is actually happening </li></ul>
  10. 12. Types of assertion <ul><li>Negative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Here you are making a statement that draws the attention of another person to the undesirable effect their behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>This technique informs the other person of the future consequences for them of not changing their behaviour. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive </li></ul><ul><li>The emphasis of this method is about finding out where the other party or person stands </li></ul>
  11. 14. Matching Observable Behaviour <ul><li>Any observable behaviour can be matched, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Body posture </li></ul><ul><li>Hand gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Head tilt </li></ul><ul><li>Blink rate </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>Energy level </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal qualities (pace, rhythm, tonality) </li></ul><ul><li>Key phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else that you can observe... </li></ul>
  12. 15. Solving problems with RADAR R ealise – that problems do occur and some are regular A ssess – no boundaries of solutions D ecide – what to action A ct – what will you do, when, how? R eview – did it make a difference?
  13. 16. Asserting yourself simply using the 4 ‘ I ’ s ’ Introduce Impact Inform Incentive
  14. 17. Assertiveness with the LADDER mnemonic <ul><li>L – Look at your rights and what you want, and understand your feelings about the situation </li></ul><ul><li>A – Arrange a meeting with the other person to discuss the situation </li></ul><ul><li>D – Define the problem specifically </li></ul><ul><li>D – Describe your feelings so that the other person fully understands how you feel about the situation </li></ul><ul><li>E – Express what you want clearly and concisely </li></ul><ul><li>R – Reinforce the other person by explaining the mutual benefits of adopting the site of action you are suggesting. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Visual, Auditory & Kinaesthetic Visual Recall Auditory Recall Internal Dialogue Visual Construct Auditory Construct Kinaesthetic /Feelings
  17. 20. The S.A.L.V.A.G.E. Strategy <ul><li>S mile </li></ul><ul><li>A nticipate their anger </li></ul><ul><li>L isten to them </li></ul><ul><li>V erify that you have understood </li></ul><ul><li>A ttend to their needs </li></ul><ul><li>G uarantee that something will be done </li></ul><ul><li>E ncourage them to change direction </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to give people choices </li></ul>
  18. 21. Disarming Anger <ul><li>Listen first. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain rapport in body and voice </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback what you hear </li></ul><ul><li>Change what the person is focused on </li></ul><ul><li>Make empathetic statements </li></ul><ul><li>Number items </li></ul><ul><li>Get solution orientated </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate potential anger statements (such as?) </li></ul><ul><li>“ You don’t need to make them right, but don’t make them wrong” </li></ul>
  19. 22. Levels of Listening <ul><li>At Level 1 our attention is on ourselves, it is self-directed and self -absorbed. We listen to the words of the other person but the focus is on what it means to us. </li></ul><ul><li>At level 2 there is a sharp focus on the other person. You hear the other speak. You hear the words but hear much more: the tone, the pace, the feeling expressed. </li></ul><ul><li>At level 3 you listen at 360 degrees. You listen as if you and the speaker were at the centre of the universe receiving information from everywhere at once. </li></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Thoughts and emotions represent themselves through our senses </li></ul><ul><li>We can choose our own state </li></ul>