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Podcast Episode 11 – Tips and Tricks When Working With Someone You Don’t Like!

Angela and Patti share communication tips at work.  How to stay in a job and manage difficult relationships.  How to ask yourself the questions to determine how to manage your emotions.  To listen to the full podcast episode click below:

What does this meme tell you?

Take a look at yourself.  
Is the relationship problem really you?  
What is it about this person that triggers you?  
Is it past behavior? Do they remind you of someone?  Do they remind you of something you don’t like within yourself?

Angela: Is this a group issue or is it an issue just for you. Do others in workplace share your issue? This points to something missing in the group environment.

Use the PAUSE and REFLECT Technique
PAUSE for three to five seconds before responding.  This gives you time to change your response or don’t respond at all.

What if you receive a nasty passive/aggressive email from your boss or coworker?  
Before responding back to the email.  Write out your response.  Don’t send it!  Walk away for awhile.  Sleep on it, if you don’t have to respond within the same day.  Then rewrite it when you have calmed down.  Have someone else read it that you trust to help tone it down before hitting the send button. 

What to consider:

Should I stay at my current employment or move on?

Make a list of “why to stay” and “why to go”.  Be upfront and honest. No holding back from the truth of the matter! Look at which column has the most reasons?  Make your decision from there.  Is there more good reason to stay?  Or reasons to leave.  

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Here are other blog posts from Patti to explore.

How to Incorporate Pause into Leadership

Feeling Stuck in a Dead-End Job?

Warning Signs – Is It Time To Look For Another Job?

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Are you interested in one on one coaching with Angela? Angela has one on one coaching program called Transformed Relationships, you can book a Relationship Clarity Call at and discover more about the program.

If you have a relationship topic you would like us to discuss, please email your relationship topic to

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The Great Leadership Qualities of Washington and Lincoln



In honor of President’s Day, I am going to discuss two former U.S. President’s, Washington and Lincoln, and according to history they were two of the greatest known leaders.  Let’s find out why!

Washington’s leadership style:

George Washington had the gift of silence.  He knew when to speak and when not to engage in conversation with those who didn’t appreciate him or what he did.  He had dignity, integrity and didn’t complain.  He gathered information quickly before making important decisions.  Washington set aside his differences and resolved disputes by focusing on the goal.  He was known for giving basic directions to his commanders and let them make their own strategic decisions.

Quotes from George Washington:

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. ~  George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. ~ George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company. ~ George Washington

Lincoln’s leadership style:

Lincoln was a great listener and people were free to oppose his point of view without fear.  He was good communicator and had a clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish.  He was a storyteller, had a good sense of humor, and had a way of diffusing tense situations.  Lincoln was humble, descent, kind, compassionate, honest and motivated others.  He had a calm demeanor and when angry he would write letters to the person he was angry with, to get out all emotion, and then he would put the letter aside.

Quotes from Abraham Lincoln:

Courage is not the absence of fear.  It is going forward with the face of fear. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Don’t worry when you are not recognize, but strive to worthy of recognition. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The most common characteristics that both Washington and Lincoln had both were good listeners, good communicators and had the ability to diffuse confrontation situations.


What qualities do you think makes a great leader?

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