How to Deal with a Negative Team Member

May 18, 2022

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How to Deal with a Negative Team Member

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“Negative emotions can be and will be the loudest communication in any room, on any team.”

This is a powerful and true statement from a recent Maxwell Executive Leadership podcast. You have seen it happen, and you know how one negative team member can affect the entire team. Even if they don’t say a word, they speak volumes.

How do you as a leader deal with jealous, insecure, and negative people who are affecting your team? In fact, you must deal with this type of person and this type of situation. You can ignore it, but to your peril and to the detriment of your team.

The good news is, there are ways you can approach the situation in a coaching leadership fashion. The negative person may not realize their effect on the team. They may have insecurities that surface in attitudes, or they may be a good employee in the wrong role. Getting to the root of the negativity is the best way to begin to address it.

In this podcast episode, you’ll find  practical ways to proactively address the issue of negativity. Take some time to listen to this episode, even if you think you don’t need it. Sooner or later, you will, and you’ll be glad you did!

As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.