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What to Do with Naysayers – ideas for managing negative people on the team








What to Do with Naysayers

When a leader is always shooting down good ideas from the team, they are on the road to becoming an ineffective leader. Likewise, naysayers within the team can be like a virus. Their attitude can spread and infect others. Either way, naysayers lead to problems. Sure, you need people who are willing to express opinions, even if that opinion is against something. But when a team member is consistently negative, and the willingness to celebrate and support good ideas doesn’t exist, they need to be dealt with. This podcast will provide ideas for learning how to manage naysayers before you find it necessary to promote them to customer – ie: fire them. Help them to understand how their negative attitude is affecting the team, and you may be on the road to a positive team full of great ideas.


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Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)

Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.

Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)