March 28, 2011
How should you really handle "Difficult People" and "A-Holes" at Work?
Answer: Learn from them. Hire them. Try to keep them. Work with, for, through and around them. Cultivate The Difficult and even The Offensive. These two often overlapping groups--with infrequent exceptions--are exactly what we all need in our workplaces. They rule. They have built, managed and and lead empires, and inspired others, for centuries. Leadership styles vary. But we'll take the often-blunt Difficult Leader over the more political, politically-correct Lilly White Diplomat. Any day. Every day. Don't kid yourself. And read--but never follow--anything written by Stephen Covey. His message is Nice and Eloquent but Lame and Unrealistic. And Bordering on Evil. We're not that "evolved" yet, Justin. We don't have to be.
This is Ted. He's "difficult". Listen to him.
Posted by JD Hull at March 28, 2011 11:59 PM