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Challenging Negative Attitudes

Session Format:

4 Hours Total (One 4-Hour Session)


This course explores how to challenge individual negativity as well as how to protect you from the negativity of others. Behavioral models to use in coaching yourself and others in how to build optimistic responses to any given situation are taught. Learn how negative norms become entrenched in an organization, department or team and how to create a more positive working environment.


The participant will learn to: (1) adjust their own attitude regarding your work situation, (2) control the impact of negative situations, (3)deal with negative people more effectively, (4) use specific coping tools for dealing with change, and (5) use a four-step process to eliminate negative organizational norms.

Content Outline

  • Evaluating attitudes
  • Analyzing reactions
  • Controlling impact
  • Four types of negative people
  • Developing strategies to facilitate behavioral changes

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for managers, supervisors, and team members.

 Last Modified 7/22/13