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Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Sarah Elliston on how to deal with difficult people

March 24, 201757 min
Lessons from a Difficult Person - How to Deal With People Like Us by Sarah EllistonThe funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was ldquoa difficult person,rdquo -- someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someonersquos attention and approval was to voice her opinionmdashand loudly Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her She wasnrsquot intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHTUntil a kind, but firm, boss woke her up With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that that her actions had consequences. That in being ldquodifficult,rdquo she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.Thatr

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