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9 Strategies To Protect Yourself From Toxic People and Energy Vampires

Tue, January 21, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Duration 90 Minutes

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Speaker : Michael has been consulting with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing organizational culture

This activity has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org


Areas Covered

  • The drivers of toxic behavior – why they do what they do
  • To recognize toxicity and vampiring (i.e. sapping the energy from the people around them) before it’s too late
  • The 19 Toxic Tactics deployed by energy vampires at work
  • How to decline invitations to participate in the toxicity
  • The protection matrix – how to use situational analysis to defeat toxicity
  • 5 strategies to extricate yourself from a toxic situation
  • How to stay centered and present when faced with toxicity
  • How to protect your energy from energy vampires
  • A key to relieving your own frustration
  • How to get work done, have effective communications and not let them control your life

Overview

Energy vampiring (people who suck all the energy out of other people) and toxicity typically start out very subtle and nuanced. When left unchecked, the behaviours will metabolize into all aspects of interactions, eventually impacting everyone even close to the situation. Once a pattern has been established dealing with the discord can seem intractable.

There is hope - the key to protecting yourself and the organizational, team or groups culture, is to recognize early on before the pattern becomes established, and take specific and intentional counter measures.

Why Should You Attend

Having to deal with toxic people and energy vampires is overwhelming and frustrating.

The non-sensical conversations, ad hominem attacks, misrepresentations, deception, lack of taking responsibility for their actions, defensiveness, back-stabbing, condescension, and sarcasm is exhausting.

You'd like to just get the job done, without feeling like you're going into battle. You avoid them as much as possible, find reasons for not working with them, maybe even miss meetings they will be attending, anything to not have to interact with them - but there's no way around it, sometimes you just have to work with them.

Toxic people can show up anywhere in your work or personal life – they can be customers, vendors, staff, colleagues or managers. Toxic people have specific behaviours which require specific strategies for dealing them - they are much different from the strategies and tactics for dealing with people who are merely difficult.

Learning to distinguish the truly toxic from the difficult and having a range of tools and techniques readily available will give you a major advantage in getting desired outcomes.

Toxic people can also be very destructive to relationships – one of the first rules of dealing with toxic people is to learn to protect yourself.

In this engaging and practical webinar you will learn key strategies, tactics and skills to protect your emotional and psychological well being, without acquiescing, getting walked on, controlled or dominated, while also getting the job done, efficiently and effectively.

Who will benefit

  • HR Professionals
  • People Managers
  • Leaders
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners,
  • Business Consultants
  • Department Managers
  • Senior Leaders
  • Staff at all levels
  • Anyone who interacts with other people


Your Instructor


Michael Healey
Michael Healey

Since 1987 Michael has been consulting with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing organizational culture and their people as a foundation for continual improvement, staff recruitment/retention, and enhancing organizational capacity.

From large multi-national to entrepreneurial organizations, government and NGO’s, and across the spectrum of executive, senior managers, supervisors and staff.


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