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Lara Currie is on a mission to transform the way we communicate with one another. The workplace doesn't have to be the source of conflict and discord. She'll teach you how to have open and honest communication with people, how to navigate conflict, and how to deal with the difficult "stuff" we all encounter in this ever increasingly defensive world. www.difficulthappens.com
Difficult can happen anywhere, so Lara is here to make sure you know exactly how to create positive communication, decrease defensiveness, and navigate the difficult that we all have to deal with in life, at home, and in the work environment so that you, your business, and your team, can save time, money and energy.
https://www.difficulthapens.com

Difficult Happens; Effective Communication for Bosse‪s‬ Lara Currie

    • Management
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Lara Currie is on a mission to transform the way we communicate with one another. The workplace doesn't have to be the source of conflict and discord. She'll teach you how to have open and honest communication with people, how to navigate conflict, and how to deal with the difficult "stuff" we all encounter in this ever increasingly defensive world. www.difficulthappens.com
Difficult can happen anywhere, so Lara is here to make sure you know exactly how to create positive communication, decrease defensiveness, and navigate the difficult that we all have to deal with in life, at home, and in the work environment so that you, your business, and your team, can save time, money and energy.
https://www.difficulthapens.com

    In the trenches of a toxic workplace with Jenn Trepeck

    In the trenches of a toxic workplace with Jenn Trepeck

    When starting out, you can be caught up in the excitement of the job or dynamic and excuse behaviors while in the moment. A little thing here, a little thing there, it is easy to miss all these little signs. But hindsight is 20/20 and eventually, you’ll see the writing on the wall.

    Now it is becoming more important to recognize dysfunctional and toxic behaviors in the workplace. 

    Jenn Trepeck of “A Salad With A Side Of Fries” joins us to talk about working in an environment that turned toxic

    • 52 min
    10 Toxic Red Flags

    10 Toxic Red Flags

    Why would anyone work in a toxic environment? 

    A toxic workplace doesn’t crop up out of anywhere, it is created, moment by moment and action by action. Every day there are news stories about bosses and bad behavior and environments that became unbearable.

    Have you ever wondered how these environments became so toxic and why people stay? 

    As it turns out, it is a slippery slope.
    Some fields and environments can become stressful over time and others are inherently stressful fields. 

    • 21 min
    One thing Bosses need to combat manipulation

    One thing Bosses need to combat manipulation

    What you’ll hear on today’s episode:
    • What manipulation looks like
    • How toxicity grows
    • What personal development has to do with it
    • What is self-esteem
    • How to frow self-esteem
    • Micro-boundary breaches
    • The strength of boundaries
    • What every toxic workplace has in common

    • 23 min
    The Challenge of Young Leaders with Shelby Moore

    The Challenge of Young Leaders with Shelby Moore

    To be an impactful leader you need more than just good management techniques, you need good people skills.
    Being aware of what motivates, encourages, fosters, and grows a productive team is something that is learned in the trenches of interaction - where leaders are born.
    • Non-profit culture
    • Young leadership
    • Building consensus
    • Succession planning
    • Growing teams in stressful fields
    • Firing employees
    • Hiring staff
    • How to respond to “I have boots older than you”

    • 53 min
    3 Secrets Every Leader Should Know

    3 Secrets Every Leader Should Know

    Like the old adage goes 'the definition of a dysfunctional family is more than one person".
    When you work with a team of people the dynamics are a lot like that of a family, individuals can fall into patterns of behavior that impact the whole team. 
    What you'll hear:
    • What is systems theory
    • Small team dynamics
    • Small business owners
    • Why conflict-types are unique
    • Button pushers
    • 3 secrets turn into 5 (bonus!)
    • What appreciation has to do with it

    • 19 min
    The Key to Success

    The Key to Success

    What you’ll hear on today’s episode:

    • What is a practice
    • How a routine becomes a habit
    • Patterns that humans crave
    • The productivity myth
    • What time of day does a practice work for you
    • When a bad habit creeps into your schedule
    • Tag me on Instagram with your practice

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Shelbywheeler ,

Lara is amazing!

I had the opportunity to be featured in the Difficult Happens podcast and I just wanted to pop on and leave a review about how much I have enjoyed listening to this podcast and learning from Lara. Lara understands the unique challenges that bosses are presented with and her advice and support is incredibly valuable to me as a young leader. Thank you Lara for all you do!

5797Gina ,

Thank you

After waking up this morning thinking about the toxic boiling pot at work , I knew I needed some unbiased advise and decided to look for a podcast. I searched “ difficult” and found this podcast. I am so glad I did. You have given me some tools now to avoid a mess with a very controlling passive aggressive person . I knew if I keep dwelling on this person and what is happening , I would go in to work tomorrow and blow up .I’ve been binging the show for 6 hours now while I clean my house . Thank you. I feel much better😂great show !

Jakub[SOP] ,

A must listen for leadership teams!

This podcast helps us realize how each communication encounter our employees have with us can either make it or break it! We look at communication as something basic and we often don’t realize how it affects the people we talk to everyday! As a leader, we have that extra responsibility on how we can make every conversation worthwhile and this is one of the best ones that will emphasize that need. The host knows it's not always rainbows and butterflies so it comes in the sweet spot of inspiring and motivating! Great guests and topics! As always!

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