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Dealing with Difficult People for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 3

The main characters

Destructive colleagues

Have you worked with people who exhibit all sorts of unfriendly feelings towards their colleagues? Their behaviour and actions seem designed to make others fail, and they delight in others’ misfortunes. They see winning as being the most important thing, usually at the expense of someone else. More often than not, destructive colleagues enjoy using other people to gain their own advantage. In the process, someone else is trampled underfoot. They are bullies and want the credit for everything.

The nature and range of their behaviour varies. Some of these unfriendly types may simply be a bit ruthless in the way they set out to achieve a small step up the chain of command (like acquiring a parking ...

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