Getting Along with Difficult Coworkers (Live in Boston) | Women at Work | Podcast

To cap off our Getting Along series (see the last four episodes in our feed if you missed them), Amy Gallo offers advice, in front of a live audience, on how to deal with “difficult” colleagues. She talks with Amy Bernstein about the different types of difficult coworkers (from the tormentor to the know-it-all) and then answers questions from several members of the audience about the specific situations they’re facing. If you’re navigating a tough work relationship right now and don’t know how to turn things around, this episode is for you.

00:00 – Intro
06:29 – The Six Types of Difficult Colleagues
09:02 – The Tormentor
13:41 – The Political Operator
18:02 – The Know-It-All
26:28 – The Insecure Boss
31:29 – The Toxic Hot Mess
35:58 – Protecting Yourself and Others from Difficult Colleagues
41:23 – “Am I Difficult?”
45:27 – Outro

- Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People), by Amy Gallo: https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Along-Anyone-Difficult-People/dp/1647821061/

- “What to Do if You Think Your Boss Is Shutting You Out,” by Liz Kislik: https://hbr.org/2018/12/what-to-do-if-you-think-your-boss-is-shutting-you-out

- “How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague,” by Amy Gallo: https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-to-deal-with-a-passive-aggressive-colleague

- “How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams,” by Joan C. Williams and Sky Mihaylo: https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-to-deal-with-a-passive-aggressive-colleague

- “How to Deal with the Know-It-All in Your Office,” by Priscilla Claman: https://hbr.org/2017/10/how-to-deal-with-the-know-it-all-in-your-office

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Series Description:
Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn't have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? There's no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues, or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. So HBR staffers Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

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