National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
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How to Handle Difficult People

A powerful one-day workshop that will help you understand and deal with the problem people in your life.

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If you're frustrated by all the time-wasting aggravation that whiners, back-stabbers, know-it-alls, foot-draggers and other negative personalities cause in your workplace, this insightful one-day workshop is for you! Find out why difficult people behave the way they do, and discover a powerful set of coping strategies that will help you deal with them more easily and with better results than you ever dreamed possible.

You'll learn how to identify and handle the 10 most common types of difficult people, how to neutralize the typical tactics and weapons difficult people use, and how to minimize the effects of negative behavior.

In addition, you'll gain the tools you need to keep your cool and stay in control in the face of the aggravating and intimidating antics of others. Invest just one day to attend this workshop, and you'll walk away with coping skills you'll use for a lifetime. Never again be defeated or antagonized by the difficult people you encounter!

What You’ll Learn

  1. Identify and effectively handle the 10 most common types of difficult people
  2. Understand what really triggers difficult people to behave so negatively
  3. Neutralize the typical tactics and weapons difficult people use
  4. Minimize even eliminate the negative effects of difficult behavior
  5. Anticipate the negative actions of others and avoid being caught off-guard
  6. Maintain your cool when difficult people become hostile or rude
  7. Avoid verbal hooks and "vibes" that invite difficult behavior
  8. Persuade even the most difficult person to see things your way
  9. Deal successfully with confrontation using the S-U-C-C-E-S-S formula
  10. Turn confrontations into constructive steppingstones that lead to conflict resolution
  11. Meet negative behavior head-on without adding fuel to the fire
  12. Change the attitudes of difficult people using a proven formula
  13. Understand why difficult people resist others' ideas and opinions and use it to your advantage!
  14. Conquer even the strongest resistance using a 7-step strategy
  15. Learn from every difficult encounter so that they become fewer and easier to handle

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Workshop Agenda

Understand what motivates the difficult people you
work with

Predicting and preparing for difficult encounters-you can be ready

Keeping your head...your cool...and your control

Altering negative behavior-with positive results

Learn from every difficult encounter so that they become fewer-and easier to handle

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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