Tag Archive: Complaints

How to Deal with Toxic Complainers: Bobby Black-Hole

The Rolling Stones sang, “You can’t always get what you want.” You can’t always choose the people you work with either. But when you have a choice, avoid relationships with toxic complainers. Danger:… Continue reading

Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators

Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.… Continue reading

The Magic Statement that Gives Purpose to Whining

You hate conversations that circle the drain. You’re impatient to make things better and move the agenda forward. You don’t have time for whining. The challenge is whiners care. Some deliver great results… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Fault Finding and Energize Your Team

You don’t think of yourself as a fault-finder, but what if you track your thoughts and language for an hour? What’s your attitude about others right now? Yourself? Fault-finders build insecure teams. You’re… Continue reading

How to be Dissatisfied Like a Leader

“Satisfaction is death.” George Bernard Shaw The only people more dissatisfied than leaders are artists, pubescent teens, and curmudgeons. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas… Continue reading

How to Deal with Monkey Throwers and Other Irritants

The people who take you further may irritate you the most. Conformists provide steady progress. Contrarians, complainers, and irritants innovate.  Complaints: People who want change tend to complain. But some complaints come from… Continue reading