Every leader needs to know how to handle difficult people in their team … and handle them well. It is team (and personal) performance suicide if you don’t fully understand the impact on the team of poor performers who aren’t addressed fast. So, before jumping into this article, can I suggest you might first want to read the article on what happens when you don’t deal with difficult employees quickly and effectively.

how to handle difficult people It is good for everyone when you learn how to handle difficult people quickly and with grace Now if you’ve been reading other articles on the site you’ll know that the first place we always start with is YOU! So here we go again. The very first step in handling difficult people is actually being clear on how you show up as a leader. So let’s start there …

Are you clear about you the impact you want to have as a leader? I’ve often found that the leaders who avoid dealing with poor performers are leaders who don’t have a clear vision of their impact and purpose as an individual. It is important that you have a clear picture of the type of team and organization you are creating and the results you want to see happen for you, your people and your business.