Coaching clients share their frustration with not being able to turn negative situations around more and more these days. When a conflict occurs, many people believe they can’t say or do anything to fix it. Plus, if they just lay low, they can escape any repercussions.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Turning a blind eye to things or hoping for a negative situation to resolve on its own will only lead to frustration.
This post covers how to handle an internal negative situation. Next week you’ll receive strategies on how to resolve an external negative situation.
Here’s An Easy Tip to Resolve a Negative Internal Situation
An internal situation could be a co-worker who is continually negative and dragging the team down. Or it could be an employee who’s lazy. Unfortunately, most people think dealing with such internal situations is the manager’s job only. But in fact, anyone can take steps to address such issues.
Simply saying something like, “I don’t want to create stress between us. I do want to discuss why our department needs to work together. Especially because we don’t have the manpower as we did two years ago.”
This statement helps diffuse someone’s negativity. Granted, you can’t expect to step in and be the super-hero who saves the company from negative people. You can have the courage to step up and state the facts in a Direct with Respect® way.
Some people are so used to negative people or a destructive culture that they just stay stuck. It’s a risk that’s worth taking. If you don’t – and you chicken out now– you’ll pay the price later.
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Until Next Time, Be Well and Happy!
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Conflict Resolution and Communication Coach
Queen of Conflict Resolution
P.S. I decided to take a risk and start interviewing thought-provoking leaders LIVE on my show: Kick Conflict to the Curb™. Please join me on June 1, 2022, at 1 pm Eastern. You’ll hear Diane DiResta share powerful strategies on Confident Communication. Hey, how can I talk with my coaching clients or loyal blog readers to take risks if I’m stuck in the same routine?
Hope to see you there!