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How often have you brought a gripe or problem to your boss just to get it off your plate and let them know there is an issue?
How do you handle those situations when you are the boss and are trying to juggle several projects at the same time and you don't have time to listen to someone's complaint?
While it would be more productive when people complained about something that they also proposed a solution regarding how to fix the issue, we know it is human nature to want to criticize things that bother us.
Here are five ways to handle office whiners from an article in BizPhilly Business (Shelley - 5/8/15):
1. Confront Them Head On - Explain to people who constantly complain that their grumbling is bringing you down.
2. Weed Them Out - During job interviews, ask potential hires to discuss past workplace incidents where there were disagreements and how they handled the situation.
3. Get Positive - Let them know you hear what they are saying and then ask them if they have a solution to the issue.
4. Empower Them - Many times people complain because they don't feel like they have a seat at the table. When someone is objecting to something, empower them with the responsibility to fix the problem.
5. Ignore Them - When a colleague starts to complain, don't engage with them. Your silence may get them to be quiet for a while.
From the perspective of a supervisor, it builds rapport and trust to listen to a subordinate when they are moaning about something. In addition, you might learn something and it gives you an opportunity to show the person a different side of the situation they may not have considered.
Please leave me a comment about how you handle colleagues who complain at work and check out the video below for more ideas about how to handle whiney employees.
Does the truth matter anymore? Not your interpretation of the truth, but the actual truth itself.
In our society today, many people desire to frame the facts into lies that allow them to espouse their narrative as truth.
Would you be interested in taking a new drug that had not been properly vetted so the company could make more money on a medication that could potentially harm you? As a victim of a crime, would you want your case investigated by a detective who didn't care about the facts? Would you want to commit our country to war based on lies fabricated about our enemy?
Most people would answer, "No" to those questions, yet the examples above have happened in recent history.
Here are Ten Lies of Contemporary Culture as detailed by Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of 80 books on philosophy, theology, and apologetics. (Keep in mind these are lies):
1. You can be whatever you want to be. There is a little good in the worst of us and a little bad in the best of us.
2. The most important person in the whole world is you. Whenever we worship ourselves we make hell.
3. You can save the world.
4. You need education in creative thinking. You are the creator of truth.
5. You need education in critical thinking. Not the search for any positive truth, but a negative skepticism towards anything that claims to be truth.
6. All peace is good including peace with the world, the flesh, and the devil.
7. Christianity can be reduced to peace and justice.
8. The exaltation of openness, welcoming, and tolerance as the supreme good.
9. All you need is love. All discrimination is evil, especially the discrimination between good and evil.
10. Exaltation on freedom as an end, rather than a means. No matter how smoky, stinky, and slimy the darkness in your life gets, it cannot endure the light of your soul.
Regardless of how woke society gets and how many battles are lost in the "culture wars," the light of truth is imperishable.
All lies die. The truth alone remains.
Please leave me a comment about your thoughts regarding the importance of truth in our culture and in your life.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.