Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leadership Promises - Coping with Difficult People

"Therefore David said to the Gibeonites, 'What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord'?" 2 Samuel 21:3
Leadership Promises - Coping with Difficult People
Leadership Promises - Coping with Difficult People
Every leader faces difficult people and draining circumstances. The Gibeonites were difficult for David. The following difficult personality types commonly accost leaders today:
Personality Type and Coping Strategy.
-The Sherman Tank (rides over people): Consider the issue; stand up if important.
-The Space Cadet (lives in another world): Find and develop their unique gifts.
-The Volcano (explosive, unpredictable): Remove from crowd, listen, be direct.
-The Thumb Sucker (self-pity,pouts to real trouble): Don't reward; expose them.
-The Wet Blanket (always down): Be honest, don't cater; don't let them lead.
-The Garbage Collector (attracts the worst): Challenge their statements; force honesty.
-The User(demands lots of time, energy): Set boundaries; require accountability.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible
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