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Horrible co-workers come in all shapes and sizes. This week on the Business Minutia Podcast, we break down the pros and cons of five types of horrible co-workers: Help Me Hannah, Lazy Lisa, Cunning Cate, Chatty Chad, and Loud Larry.

Horrible co-workers keys
  • First, we discuss why we call Hannah, Lisa, and Cate, "the triplets," and how to tell them apart.
  • Then, Brent shares the positives of each type of co-worker.
  • Next, we share the three steps to train the triplets.
  • Moreover, Brent shares the last straw in dealing with Cunning Cate.
  • We discuss the difference between manipulation and influence.
  • Next, we move on to the two kinds of Chatty Chad or Coffee Carl and how to respond to each.
  • How to structure your time to effectively deal with the triplets and Chad.
  • The two kinds of Loud Larry, and how to treat each.
  • In addition, we share stories from the office that illustrate the point of each.
  • Finally, we hear Wesley Hirsch's horrible co-worker story.
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