From Difficult to Disturbed: Understanding and Managing Dysfunctional Employees

From Difficult to Disturbed: Understanding and Managing Dysfunctional Employees

by Laurence Miller

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From Difficult to Disturbed: Understanding and Managing Dysfunctional Employees by Laurence Miller

Nationally syndicated career columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy’s ten best career books for 2007

How does an already busy manager deal with people whose personalities are difficult or even seriously disturbed? The answer lies in using practical psychology to understand just what it is that makes them tick, whether it’s something as common as being introverted or extroverted . . . or something much more serious. From Difficult to Disturbed helps readers become better managers by providing insight into both big and small people-problems that can seriously disrupt the workplace if they’re not handled correctly. The book contains down-to-earth solutions for dealing with:

Personality Types including avoidant, dependent, histrionic, narcissistic, or antisocial workers • Common People Problems such as unproductive, angry, uncooperative, or chronic problem employees • Mental Disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and panic disorders, as well as alcohol and substance abuse

Every workplace is filled with a wide range of personalities. This book gives managers the insight, understanding, and tools they need to get the best from those who present the toughest problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814416679
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 11/21/2007
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laurence Miller, Ph.D. (Boca Raton, FL) is a clinical and forensic psychologist, educator, author, speaker, and management consultant. He maintains a private practice in psychology and also works extensively with law enforcement, the judicial system, social service agencies, and private corporations.

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