Since becoming the Detroit Free Press' recruiter in 1990, my work and the journalism industry have changed in unexpected ways. The transformation is rapid. One benefit is that I now learn from and help other Gannett recruiters. NewsRecruiter.com is a hub site that helps keep everything organized. It tells you what I am up to, it links to my latest work and it is a test site for new projects. My best ideas have always come from you, so please write.
Dealing with difficult people
I have been getting them for years, but I can never get used to them.
"They" are brochures for a workshops on -- well, you guessed it.
But how often is life that simple? Difficult problems, difficult relationships, difficult decisions -- but I balk at labeling people as difficult. Maybe I'm a wimp.
The brochure arrives in my mailbox, at the office, of course. Often, I post announcements about upcoming workshops on a training board so people can see what training opportunities are coming through town. These, I just want to stuff into the bottom of a trash can. Do I really want people I work with to feel that someone has labeled them as "difficult people"?
The subhead on the brochure is "How to communicate with tact and skill."
Yeah, give me some of that.
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