Ep 76 - Dealing with Difficult People featuring Liz Kislik

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2021


Most of us will encounter plenty of difficult colleagues or workplace conflicts in our career. With so many types of personalities, working styles and goals, it seems inevitable.

As a leader, you need to approach conflict in a way that considers yourself, your team and the goals of your organisation.

In this week’s episode, Liz Kislik, a management consultant and executive coach, shares with us just how we can do that.

We discuss:

  • Helpful approaches for dealing with a colleague you find difficult
  • How to identify when conflict becomes a business problem and how to ask for support
  • The ways that leaders can contribute to conflict within teams and the importance of self-awareness
  • The characteristics of a good team and how leaders can foster great teamwork


Liz Kislik is a management consultant and executive coach, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. She specializes in developing high performing leaders and workforces, and for 30 years has helped family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies.

Liz offers surprising insights and successful techniques for leadership, mastering collaboration, conflict, talent development, and customer loyalty.





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