Jerks at Work | Amy Gallo | Podcast Episode 576 2022

March 29, 2023

Many of us struggle with: interpersonal conflict at work. Our guest is a true ninja on this topic. Amy Gallo is a workplace expert who writes and speaks about interpersonal dynamics, difficult conversations, feedback, gender, and effective communication. In this episode we talk about:
* Why quality interactions at work are so important for our professional
success and personal mental health
* Why Gallo believes one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to dealing with
difficult people in the workplace
* Why avoidance isn’t usually an option
* What the research tells us about work friendships
* Why we have a tendency to dehumanize people who have more power than us
* Why passive aggressive people can be the most difficult to deal with
* The provocative question of whether we are part of the problem when work
conflict crops up
* And, a taxonomy of the eight different flavors of difficult coworkers,
including the pessimist, the victim, the know-it-all, and the insecure boss —
with tactics for managing each.

This is the third installment in our Work Life series. In other episodes, we cover topics like imposter syndrome, whether mindfulness really works at work, and whether you should actually bring your whole self to the office.

Gallo is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review
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a new book, Getting Along, How to Work with Anyone, Even Difficult People
She’s also written the The Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing With
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she cohosts the Women at Work []

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  1. Any therapist recommending to a bullied patient to "pretend to be a fluffy squirel" should not be billing hours. That's an insult to a human adult

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