Managing Difficult, Frustrating, and Hostile Conversations Strategies for Savvy Administrators

ISBN-10: 1412913403
ISBN-13: 9781412913409
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Be prepared to manage stressful situations before they happen with proven, constructive strategies! The second edition of this best-selling resource provides new and updated content influenced by the feedback of over 250 school administrators. Managing Difficult, Frustrating, and Hostile Conversations uncovers safe and effective strategies for dispelling common sensitive situations such as handling legitimate complaints, controlling those under the influence, combating charges of discrimination, serving as the mediator, and diffusing abrasive conversations. Each chapter highlights situations identified by school administrators as most stressful. Tips for managing these situations are followed by suggestions and questions for the reader that highlight how to: Understand the motives and actions behind hostile adults Become proactive rather than reactive Maintain control over volatile conversations Communicate effectively with all types of upset individuals Use this text to constructively address sensitive issues and prevent stressful circumstances from evolving into dangerous situations.

Dennis R Pollack is a clinical psychologist in Spokane, Washington. Before starting his private practice, he was a psychology professor at Illinois State and Gonzaga universities. He is a nationally recognized clinical and voactional expert who speaks and writes regularly in the fields of both psychology and education.nbsp;

Georgia J Kosmoski is Professor of Educational Administration at Governors State University located outside of Chicago, Illinois. She has been an educator for over 25 years She has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Defusing the Angry Screamer
Dealing With Embarrassment or Humiliation
Handling Legitimate Complaints
Controlling Those Under the Influence
Refusing to Be Coerced
Combating Charges of Discrimination
Discouraging the Dependent Personality
Serving as Mediator When Friction Exists
Disabling the Backstabber
Meeting the Challenge of Volatile Educational Issues
Maintaining Confidentiality
What Works in All Cases
Resource: The School Administrators' Code of Ethics
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