Dealing with Someone who makes Personal Attacks

Ignore the attacks and focus on the issues. Try to determine if you did anything to upset them and, if so, apologize for the impact of what you have said. Set ground rules for behaviour. Name the problematic behaviour and describe how the behaviour is negatively impacting the process. Bring a third party into the […]

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Dealing with Someone who Talks and will not Listen

Sit quietly and let them run out of steam. Let them know that while you may not agree with everything they say, you would like to hear their thoughts and then let them continue. Use interactive listening techniques. Ask to set an agenda that includes time for both of you to speak. Change the physical […]

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