Let’s say you’re walking down the street and encounter someone who expresses their negativity to you and every other passer-by. In this kind of situation, it’s easy to avoid them; you just walk right on by. Maybe shake your head a little. But if that negative person is an employee or customer it’s not so easy to walk on by, is it?
Every entrepreneur needs to surround themselves with positive, happy, constructive people. Part of your recruiting and hiring process should be designed to identify these kinds of behaviors and root out the negative ones. But even in the best companies, a negative person can get hired; and sometimes, it’s a case of a positive employee turning into a disaster.
In researching this article I found a plethora of material and tips on how to effectively deal with a negative employee. Much of this advice can be boiled down to a few simple steps, all of it in keeping with the E-Myth Point of View. [read]