How to handle intimidating

This person could be your boss – someone with genuine positional power over you.

Anything you do is scrutinized, challenged or faces disagreement.

In every workplace, you will have difficult coworkers.

Dealing with difficult coworkers, bosses, customers, clients, and friends is an art worth perfecting.

The key to doing this is to understand the dynamics of intimidation and the motivation of those who attempt to wield it.

Or this person could be a colleague – someone who uses clever words and exerts personal power or expert power that you believe you can’t compete with.Like a Stephen King horror story, intimidation comes at us in many forms and faces.As long as intimidation is going to be part of our lives, we might as well learn how to deal with it, resist it, and even use it.The use of power, authority, position and status to intimidate workers into compliance is, at many companies, considered to be one of the most effective of management’s bag of coercive tools.Respect for authority, position and status is fine, but using them to intimidate others into submissive acquiescence is quite another thing.