Professional Skills & Literacy

Handling Bad Bosses and Toxic Coworkers

Ever thought about confronting a bad boss or a toxic coworker on your team? However tempting it seems at the time, you may want to think twice and explore all your options before you write a word or open your mouth. In this audio-only course, Pete Mockaitis sits down with the author of Jerks at Work, Tessa West, to talk about the seven most common types of toxic personalities at work, with tips on dealing with each of them carefully and effectively. Learn to identify the personality traits and behavioral qualities of bad bosses and toxic coworkers on your team. Are you dealing with a kiss-up, a credit stealer, a bulldozer, a free rider, a micromanager, a neglectful boss, or a gaslighter? Explore strategies to address problematic behaviors in a way that’s specific to each personality type. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to navigate and overcome complicated interpersonal situations—even when the toxic personality stems from you.

This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

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