Article for HR Advisor: Managing Difficult People

Holidays can be a time of joy and celebration. 

And for many people, a time of stress and anxiety. Since not all families are made of rainbows and sunshine, below is an article Jessica authored on How To Deal with Difficult People which was published in HR Daily Advisor in October of 2017. It is written for work but applies to personal life as well. Cheers, and happy holidays to you and your families.

Happy Thanksgiving

“ People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. ”

Capability, Affability, Contribution

I was asked which team is my favorite to work with in an interview recently, but I find that this is less about people than it is about context. The best teams work in a space of empathy and possibility. They actively give credit, they actively take blame, and they do not punish one another because they recognize the value of understanding over the value of absolutes and correctness.

These little details can kill even the best of ideas and the best of talent.

The Workforce in 2108

It would be self-aggrandizing to refer to yourself as a "futurist". However, if you study the work of "the future" daily, be it technology, organizational design, management, art, etc.

It becomes impossible NOT to apply near and far term transformations to the world around you.

My predictions for the world of work in 2018 were recently published in The Ladders in 8 Workplace Predictions for 2018 by the brilliant Lindsay Tigar

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The Truth About Consulting, and a Few Wellness Hacks

I created 4 health hacks to help even the worst of us workaholics. You can read it here  published on Medium or published in Workforce Magazine HERE

We all struggle with work and health balance. On social media you see someone living their best *shiny version* self: traveling, networking with the biggest entrepreneur rockstars on Earth, etc. 

Pretty unbelievable, right?

Here’s the ugly reality inside of consulting: