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Handling Negativity

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20 Pages | 2,915 Words
Aaron Barbee, MBA (#105647)

Is the glass half empty or is it half full? How do you view the situation and opportunities around you? Do you tend to see yourself as a pessimist or an optimist? And, just as importantly, are you able to gauge where your co-workers fit into these categories or labels?

Sure, we all are bound to have the occasional bad day. Traffic is a mess, you oversleep, the kids are sick, etc. But do you take control of your negative attitude prior to walking in the door at work or do you let it impact your behavior, how you treat others, and how others perceive you? Something to keep in mind is that there will always be cultural differences in every workplace. Despite what some might think, these differences do not depend on the size of the company. The key for you is to recognize two things: you are in control of your own negativity and you may be able to help others with their own negative attitudes.

This book will discuss the main causes of negative attitudes and will further identify any negative tendencies you might be exhibiting. Additionally, we will analyze the four different types of "Negaholics" and how you can learn to cope with each type. Finally, we will conclude by discussing how you can overcome your own negative behaviors, as well as what happens to teams (at work) when negativity appears.

An Introduction to Handling Negativity

Is the glass half empty or is it half full? How do you view the situation and opportunities around you? Do you tend to see yourself as a pessimist or an optimist? And, just as importantly, are you able to gauge where your co-workers fit into these categories or labels?

Sure, we all are bound to have the occasional bad day. Traffic is a mess, you oversleep, the kids are sick, etc. But do you take control of your negative attitude prior to walking in the door at work or do you let it impact your behavior, how you treat others, and how others perceive you? Something to keep in mind is that there will always be cultural differences in every workplace. Despite what some might think, these differences do not depend on the size of the company. The key for you is to recognize two things: you are in control of your own negativity and you may be able to help others with their own negative attitudes.

About the Author

Aaron Barbee, MBA

Active since Feb 2007

Aaron has been in the education and training field since 2004 starting with computer, business, and career development classes at the college level. After having taught every program in the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 suites, and even teaching some Customer Service and Interpersonal Communications classes, he moved on to an international law firm where he continues to provide technical and soft-skills training and development for over 1,000 attorneys, paralegals and other support staff. Aaron is extremely upbeat and strives to find the positive in everything in life.

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