Category Archives: Negativity in the Workplace

16 Jun

How to Stop Complaints (Complaining 102)

In our Complaining 101 blog (http://www.mclarencoaching.com/complaining-101-how-to-stay-exactly-where-you-are) we explored the energy of complaining – how it feels to the person doing it and to the people hearing it.  We talked about open-ended questions as a good way to move out of this nonproductive mindset into one of curiosity.  I recommended that you look at the situation

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29 Jan

Negativity in the Workplace, Part III – A Case Study

  Part III – A Case Study Parts I & II of this blog series described the problems of negativity in the workplace and suggested a way of starting to change that.  Read those two blogs and then read on to an example of how one manager put this into play during a tough time

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18 Jan

Negativity in the Workplace, Part II – A Process for Change

Negativity in the Workplace Part II – What to do About it Last week, I wrote about the nature of negativity in the workplace and why it seems to spread. I talked about “rapport” as a human experience that causes us to seek out the familiar, and to become like the people we spend the

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11 Jan

Negativity in the Workplace – Part I – Why So Prevalent?

Negativity in the Workplace This will be a 3-part series on the topic of negativity in the workplace – seeing it for what it is; deciding what to do; and a case study. Part I – Why it is Contagious When I teach classes to management, often I hear about the negativity that exists in

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