We’ve all been on the receiving end of an inappropriate comment in a public setting. Your co-worker embarrasses you with a snide remark meant to be funny, but you weren’t laughing. They are a sniper – and just like the name implies, you were the victim of a sniper attack.
We want to fight back, we want to say something equally as hurtful, and hopefully deflect the humour from you to someone else. It isn’t funny when it happens to you, and a funny response is not the correct approach to take.
Say nothing. Make sure you make eye contact that lasts about three seconds too long. You know “the look” that tells your sniper you heard the comment, and you choose not to respond do it.
Don’t smile, don’t laugh, don’t look for support from others. Just “look”
You’ll walk away knowing that you were on-the-right-track and didn’t stoop to their level.
Our next Dealing with Difficult People teleseminar is scheduled for May 26 2009 at 2pm EDT (New York/Toronto time zone). Only $99 and you and all your coworkers can listen in together for one low price. Everyone in attendance gets 30 days free coaching as well as an MP3 download of the session for continued learning. Only 1 hour of your time and you’ll be feeling much better about Dealing with your Difficult Person.
Email Caroline@on-the-right-track.com to register, with “Reserve Me for Difficult People” in the subject line. She will send you the dial in information and invoice for Tuesday’s session.
For more information, or to register and pay directly, go to http://www.DealingWithDifficultPeople.org