Work Is Other People: Collaborating with Challenging Colleagues

I’m doing a FREE workshop on Wednesday, November 7th, at 6pm CST, through the UChicago Graham School.

It’s in downtown Chicago (and in-person attendees get the added benefit of cheese and cookies) but also open to online participants. Click here to register.

It’s going to be a lot of fun! You can read the full description below.

Work Is Other People: Collaborating with Challenging Colleagues

The slacker. The power-tripper. The cheerfully incompetent legacy employee who’s been around forever. The cranky gatekeeper of a crucial process. The friend who’s always friendliest when they need a major favor. Any of these sound familiar?

The cast of characters in your typical office can be frustrating. But they’re also key collaborators who are essential to doing your job. Forming and maintaining effective relationships with coworkers is a crucial skill, and one that’s too often neglected. Through a combination of expert advice, discussion, and role-play, this workshop will help you communicate your needs, enforce boundaries, and manage disagreements—all while keeping things collegial.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Develop techniques for dealing with difficult people
  • Overcome conflicts by knowing when to push back and when to let things go
  • Maintain your composure and authority during challenging conversations
  • Advocate for yourself and advance your career

Hope to see you there!