Dealing with Difficult Coworkers, Annoying Managers, and Toxic Leaders | Peter Economy artwork
Peak Performance Leadership (Formerly Moving Forward Leadership)

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers, Annoying Managers, and Toxic Leaders | Peter Economy

  • E185
  • 43:52
  • September 15th 2021

Who hasn’t had to deal with a jerk at work? Whether it’s a toxic team member who loves nothing more than to suck the life and excitement out of her colleagues, the difficult coworker who isn’t happy unless the office is filled with mayhem and drama, or a bad boss who causes his employees to constantly dream of telling him to “Take this job and shove it!”, we’ve all had to deal with people on the job we would rather not.

Peter Economy is the bestselling author of Managing for Dummies (more than 600,000 copies sold globally), Wait, I'm the Boss?!? and is The Leadership Guy at, which averages over 500,000 page views a month for his more than 1,500 columns published to date. He routinely works with C-level executives, executive coaches, and business consultants worldwide.


During this interview Peter and I discuss the following topics:

  • The amount of drain jerks can have on the workplace
  • The impacts of the “Credit Thief”
  • Why micromanaging is so destructive
  • How to find, hire, and retain talented workers
  • How to figure out if you the leader are a jerk or not
  • How to confront jerks at work

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