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Professional Development Classes

Bad Apples:  How to Deal with Negative Attitudes

Course #57524
Date:  November 6, 2014, Th
Location: KC Hall, Algona
Time:  8:30 am to 11:30 am
Cost: $99


Are you working with, serving, or even living with someone who has a bad attitude? Like the cliché “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch”, one person with a bad attitude can have a negative impact on anyone and everyone around them. Just being around someone who complains, whines, or just doesn’t do or say anything can cause people to feel frustrated, angry, or even helpless. In fact, studies show that 68% of people (employees and customers) quit or leave a company because of one employee’s bad attitude. Bad attitudes in the workplace can stunt productivity, sour others’ attitudes, send morale plummeting, and increase costs. This interactive program is designed to assist you in finding real solutions for dealing with employees, customers, and others at work or at home, who display negative attitudes and behaviors.


This program will help you learn how to:

  • Recognize and describe the characteristics of a bad attitude.
  • Understand how negativity impacts relationships and performance.
  • Utilize a 5-step process for dealing with difficult attitudes.
  • Identify the reason for someone’s poor performance or attitude.
  • Develop potential solutions for resolving a negativity problem.
  • Regain your positive attitude about the other person and/or situation

About the Instructor: 
Kathy Peterson
Kathy Peterson is one of our most popular instructors and will keep you active and interested throughout the session. Participants come back again and again because her topics are always relevant, the information is always practical, and the training is always fun! Kathy enjoys being involved in several professional organizations, including the National Speakers Association and the American Society for Training and Development. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Iowa State University and holds a Master’s degree in Adult Learning, Performance, and Development from Drake University. In 2001, Kathy earned her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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Questions may be directed to:

Patsy Donovan
GAP Coordinator/Pathway Navigator
Spencer/Spirit Lake

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