Dealing with your enemy at work

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Dealing with your enemy at work

  1. 1. How to Deal withYour Enemy at Work
  2. 2. How to deal with your enemy at workIntroduction • There are some people in this world that make us really mad. • They make us mad with: – Their comments, insults and gestures and it is not always easy to deal with them.
  3. 3. How to deal with your enemy at workImportant • If you have too many enemies or everyone where you work looks like an enemy, then you are either in a toxic workplace or you need to consider therapy.
  4. 4. How to deal with your enemy at workImportant • But if you sense that one or two people have become your opponents, you may be right.
  5. 5. How to deal with your enemy at workFew Adversaries at work • Almost everybody encounters a few adversaries during their career and life. • The ability to recognize adversaries and respond appropriately can be a critical life and career survival skill.
  6. 6. How to deal with your enemy at workImportant questions• Before classifying a person as your enemy, we should start by asking ourselves three key questions: – Is this an actual enemy or adversary or simply an annoying person? – What does this person want? – How do I keep this person from interfering with my success?
  7. 7. How to deal with your enemy at workEnemy or an annoying person? A difficult person Annoying Is not our enemy, Person He is just a jerk.  No matter where you work, you will have co-workers with personalities, habits or work styles that annoy you.  If you let them push you, you will find yourself entangled in unnecessary conflicts.  Successful people don’t allow themselves to be distracted by frustrating colleagues.
  8. 8. How to deal with your enemyWhat makes a true enemy?• A true enemy has an agenda that makes it difficult for you to accomplish important goals.• Some want to do you harm, while others are simply self- centered – however, all of them are operating against your best interests.
  9. 9. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 01 – Identifying your enemy • It is important to identify your true enemy. • And after having identified an enemy, you must next figure out what this person wants. • Here is an important psychological truth: – All behavior has a purpose.
  10. 10. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 02 – Responding to an enemy • Having determined the adversary’s motive, you must then figure out how to respond. • Your goal is not to punish adversaries but to keep them from interfering with your success.
  11. 11. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 02 – Responding to an enemy• You have two options: – Convert an enemy to an ally by improving the relationship. – Take steps to contain the person’s destructive potential.
  12. 12. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 03 – Talk with your enemy • Talk with your enemy in a calm manner. • Ask him or her why they are upset with you or why they hate you. • Do not get offended by what they say.
  13. 13. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 04 – Face your enemy • You should confront your enemy face to face if it is really necessary. • Ask him or her why they are upset with you or why they hate you. • If they start offending you, you should walk away and talk to them later when he is calm.
  14. 14. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 05 – Ignore his comments • He will make many nasty, mean comments about you and about anything associated with you such as your work, family or other friends. • Just ignore them.
  15. 15. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 06 – Get new friends • Get new friends who you like and who like you, also. • There is no need to waste your valuable time with enemies. • Make new friends and forget about the people who hate you.
  16. 16. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 07 – Apologize if it is your fault • Apologize if the situation is your fault. • Tell them that you are sorry, and that you want to make things better. • Be sincere.
  17. 17. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 08 – Stay away • Avoid going places where you know they will be hanging out. • Do not go around them. • Go the opposite direction, if possible.
  18. 18. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 09 – Call the police• If they continue to harass you or get violent with you, do not return the favor.• Simply get out of the situation, and call the police.• They cannot legally harm you, so you should call the police if they threaten or assault you in any way.
  19. 19. How to deal with your enemy at workStrategy 10 – The best approach• The best remedy for enemies is to have a lot of allies.• Positive relationships build political capital, so you need to have as many of them as possible.• If you are widely viewed as a trustworthy, helpful colleague, then your enemies will find few opportunities to cause you any serious harm.
  20. 20. How to deal with your enemy at workConclusion• No matter how upset you are with your work enemy, it’s just work.• He’s (obviously) not your friend, he’s not your partner, and while you might feel emotions about him, work isn’t the place to express them.• So say hello, and then go about your business.
  21. 21. How to deal with your enemy at workOur Business Contacts Feel free to send us an e-mail. Our Website: www.licoreis.com Our E-mail: licoreis@licoreis.com licoreis@licoreis.com.br Linkedin: Roberto de Paula Lico Júnior Skype: roberto.lico Twitter: @licoreis

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