“Bad attitude.” We all know what this means. We see it every day when we navigate traffic, call into customer service for help or simply try to get stuff done at work. In each case, the same thing is true – we are doing our best to get something accomplished despite someone else’s bad attitude. At best, those with a bad attitude are unhelpful and irritating obstacles in our daily lives. At worst, they actively try to sabotage anything that we may want to get accomplished. They’ve crossed the line from bad attitude into cancerous. So, what can you do?

This month we are going to take on this dysfunction: “My team member has a bad attitude.” Amongst other things, we’ll address the following:

  • My employee has a bad attitude. What do I do?
  • I’ve got a co-worker who has a bad attitude. What can I do?
  • I’ve got a bad attitude. How do I shake it?
  • What are the signs that their (or your) attitude is beyond repair?

In the end, attitude is all that really matters. Talent is overrated. Attitude isn’t. Keeping your attitude positive keeps you fast-tracking to the top. When attitude turns, it’s the beginning of the end.

So, where’s your attitude headed?