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Carnival of HR: Dealing With Challenging Employees



office worker getting frustrated 400 clr 5817Career Innovations is proud to host this week's Carnival of HR. This is our second time hosting this event and we enjoy providing great information to the HR community. Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community!

Our theme for this week is “Dealing with Challenging Employees.” Whether you are in HR or a direct supervisor or manager, we have all had our experiences with difficult employees. Some of our challenges stem from how we communicate. When an employee presents behavior that is not conducive to a positive work environment many automatically go into policy and procedure mode without first attempting to figure out why this behavior is being displayed. Below are some outstanding blogs that may give insight into how we ca handle challenging employees and situations that arise in the workplace.

Leading Change Requires Attitude Adjustments
By Mike Henry Twitter: @MikeHenrySr | @LeadChangeGroup

Mike Henry Sr. is the Chief Instigator (Founder) of Lead Change Group and VP of IT for a mid-sized technology company. He is passionate about character-based leadership and making a positive difference. In his post he walks us through his leadership journey and explains the six 6 attitude adjustments that transformed his negative, stressed, micro-management approach into a more creative, energized leadership. READ MORE

How To Avoid Crushing the Self Confidence Of Others
By Scott Mautz Twitter: @Scott_Mautz

Scott Mautz is author of Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, which was just named a “Best Book of 2015” by Soundview BusinessBooks. He’s also an award winning keynote speaker, and a 20+ year veteran of Procter & Gamble, having run several thriving, multi-billion dollar divisions along the way. Scott recommends six ways to help keep you from exhibiting overcritical and callous behavior at work, thus avoiding the potential to compromise an employee’s sense of self-confidence. READ MORE


What To Do When Employee Performance Feedback Goes Wrong
By Mary C. Schaefer Twitter: @MarySchaefer

Mary Schaefer works with managers via training and one-on-one coaching to help you learn the skills to handle those conversations you need to have, but tend to avoid. Managers can read books, get trained, practice and plan, and still your employee may toss you something you don't anticipate. But you can handle it. The key is asking good questions and really listening. READ MORE

How To Psyche Yourself Up For Difficult Conversations
By Mary C. Schaefer Twitter: @MarySchaefer

Mary Schaefer works with managers via training and one-on-one coaching to help them learn the skills to handle those conversations one needs to have, but tend to avoid. In this post she discusses an experience with a client that knew that needed to “get their head in the right place” before initiating any discussion. She calls it “psyching yourself up for the interaction.” READ MORE


Essential Tips for Avoiding Performance Management Blunders
By Nicola Payne Twitter: @Training_SW | @Octopus_HR

Nicola Payne is a Training Director with Training South West and in her post she outlines her experiences on managing a team and gives some great recommendations on how to handle performance management. READ MORE

2 Reasons Employee Engagement is So Hard- And What To Do About it
By Karin Hurt Twitter: @LetsGrowLeaders

Karin Hurt is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, MBA professor, and CEO of Let's Grow Leaders. Karin helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection with their teams. In her post she explains what makes employee engagement so hard is that it’s not just about what’s happening today. Your employees are impacted by all their yesterdays, and their view of how they will fit into the future of your organization tomorrow. READ MORE



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