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This Hallowe’en which “nightmare” conversations have you running scared at work?

Posted by Tracy Powley 26/10/15

Horror Night



Last Hallowe'en we gave you the top 5 “Ghastly conversations” guaranteed to bring you out in a cold sweat!

Here’s a reminder of the situations which fill Managers with horror and dread! (and some tips to help deal with them! Just click on the links)


  1. addressing personal hygiene issues
  2. dealing with office banter where it starts to cross the line – how do you curb it without seeming like a killjoy and the office prude?
  3. having to deal with a lack of performance which has never been tackled and you have inherited – so the employee believes all is fine!
  4. dealing with a top performer with an attitude problem
  5. managing a member of staff who has lost out on promotion to a colleague and is full of resentment

What are your worst nightmares? Tell us by commenting below or on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

And have a look at our case studies to see how we have helped other organisations deal with similar nightmare scenarios or call us on 01903 732 782 for a confidential discussion, email us or contact us

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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