Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?

Subject: Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:30:01 -0500

It really depends on how you approach it. If your tone is combative
then yes, you'll get into a heated conflict. But, if you step back
from the comment and make a honest and emotionally neutral suggestion,
it shouldn't result in a heated conflict at all. By remaining neutral
to the attacks you can objectively and calmly navigate the situation
and you leave it to the other person to make the next move. If they
agree to the suggestion, great! If they stomp off in a huff with a "I
don't have time for this" then others will clearly see the quality of
your character vs. that person's.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> If you want to start a p***ing match with the other person that may end badly.
> Otherwise, I would either go with Stuart's suggestion and say, "in that case,
> maybe you can help her because you seem to know more about it than I do," or if
> I was in a grumpy mood that day, "excuse me, we're having a conversation here."
> The other approaches would all fit my description of fighting fire with
> gasoline.

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Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?: From: David Neeley
Re: Jealousy in the TW workplace?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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