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Do you have a passive-aggressive person in your workplace?

AUSTRALIA has one of the highest global rates of passive-aggressive personality types, according to Leigh Bennett, presenter of the next workshop for health professionals at University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast.

"Also known as 'leisurely' types, passive-aggressive people appear to be working co-operatively and productively but they may be privately irritable and stubborn because they like to work on their own timelines and performance standards.

"For a boss it's like pushing a piece of string," Mr Bennett said.

"Alongside this are the 'bold' (narcissist) and the 'excitable' (borderline - moody and hard to please, intense but with short-lived enthusiasm for people/things/projects).

"The effects of these types are amplified when they're managers.

"How do you recognise, react to and deal with these personalities in your business or workplace? Do you clash with them, ignore them or try to constructively deal with them?"

These and many other questions will be answered when Mr Bennett presents the professional development workshop titled Thriving in the Toxic Workplace on Tuesday, April 28.

The session hosted by the Fraser Coast Health Professionals Local Education Research Nexus is open to anyone interested in learning about communications in the workplace.

Mr Bennett is a partner with Pharos Leadership, a leader in evidence-based development of executives and organisations across Australia and South-East Asia.

His diverse business background includes roles such as executive coach, consultant and advisor, local government chief executive and senior executive, educator, CSIRO human resources manager and state health agency resource development consultant.

Throughout his career, Mr Bennett has been in leadership development, executive coaching and mentoring and has extensive experience in personal development programs focussed on leadership, workplace culture, emotional intelligence and building stronger teams.

His client list includes major government agencies, councils, corporations, universities, educational institutions, the health industry, small and large private businesses and not-for-profit organisations across Australia.

Details

  • Where: USQ Fraser Coast, 161 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay
  • When: 5.15pm to 7.15pm, Tuesday April 28
  • Cost: $35 general registration, $10 undergraduate student

Topics:  fraser coast campus, hervey bay, university of southern queensland, usq, work, workshop




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