Betari Box Brilliance

The Betari Box packs a punch. It appears simple on the surface but, on closer inspection, turns out to have real power and nuance. Managing interpersonal skills can be tricky at the best of times. Analysing and understanding complex human interactions can be confusing and frustrating. I have yet to encounter a model more useful … Continue reading Betari Box Brilliance

Managing Relationships & EI

Managing relationships with others is the fourth pillar of Emotional Intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Do you really need other people? “No person is an island, entire of itself; every person is … Continue reading Managing Relationships & EI

Overly Passive People Problems

The doormats of the organisation Overly passive people are the constant pushover, the too eager to pleaser and the avoider of conflict at all costs. They are often known as the doormats of the organisation. I'm sure we've all encountered at least one such overly passive person in our lives. So how can these people … Continue reading Overly Passive People Problems

Passive-aggressive People at Work

Passive-aggressive people at work This article takes a brief look at three passive-aggressive (aka manipulative-aggressive) personality types you may either meet in work or have to manage in work if they are part of your team. Passive-aggressive type 1 - The countdown kid The Countdown Kid is a passive-aggressive type who is likely very near … Continue reading Passive-aggressive People at Work