People can be very difficult and the issues are not always easy to define or quantify with so many intangibles like emotions, feelings, perceptions and values getting in the way. Many managers find it difficult to deal with difficult people and situations that involve both work and personal problems.
Most organisations recognise the value of taking a whole-person view of their staff. They realise that what happens to people outside work can have a profound impact on how they perform at work. Stress can be a difficult burden to carry, and without the opportunity to discuss pressures and to resolve situations, we sometimes just carry on until we reach breaking point. At this point it may be too late.
You must be able to deal effectively and appropriately with your staff and their problems, so the techniques should be an essential part of your toolkit of management skills.
Who will the course benefit?
The course will benefit all those who encounter difficult people and situations on a daily basis.
To enable you to manage difficult people and situations, and to enable you to explore what goes wrong in work, life and relationships and find ways to manage situations more effectively.
This course will enable delegates to:
- Develop effective communication skills.
- Practice Active Listening.
- Recognise the impact of perceptions.
- Influence people and negotiate successfully.
- Explore Transactional Analysis and develop more Assertive Behaviour.
- Identify difficult people and manage them more effectively.
- Explore and resolve difficult situations in the work place; conflict, change, demanding workloads and managers, high stress levels.
Perceptions and Communication
The communication cycle.
Barriers to effective communication.
Perceptions and the Johari Window.
Transactional Analysis and Assertiveness
An introduction to Transactional Analysis.
Exploring the effect of stimulus and response.
The importance of an assertive stance.
Influence and Negotiation
How to influence.
The power of negotiation.
Recognise difficult people
Recognising types of difficult people.
Strategies for managing difficult people.
Difficult situations in the work place
Conflict and the causes of conflict.
Understanding change as a constant.
The causes of stress and how to manage.
Difficult people in the workplace - understanding and controlling insensitive managers and colleagues.
No specific examinations have been identified for this course