How to deal with the Grinch in your office

first_img 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Sometimes you have to deal with a coworker who oozes negativity. We’ve all been around someone like that and often we don’t have a great relationship with that person. It’s important to try and bridge the gap that separates a Grinch from the rest of the team, and there’s no more important time than the holiday season. Here are few ways to reach out to the Grinch in your office.Show them you mean no harm: If you have to approach the Grinch, tread lightly. It’s usually easier to ignore the negativity or avoid it all together, but the interaction isn’t always avoidable. If they come off as aggressive, don’t let their attitude rub off on you. A lot of times, the Grinch is already fired up when they come to you. If this is the case, don’t pour gas on the fire. Keep a clear head and stay composed.Show them their opinion matters: The Grinch may not completely let anyone in, but you can at least try and get them on your side. A Grinch loves being heard, so make sure they know you’re listening. They usually love an audience, so be a good one. Another trick is to try and find something you both agree on. Even though you may have already felt the way you do, a Grinch will be satisfied that they’ve argued their point and someone agrees with them.Show them appreciation: Sometimes the best plan is to treat the Grinch like they’re anything but. If the Grinch has a lot of experience, pick their brain and thank them for their advice. It’s hard to be grumpy when you’re feeling appreciated.last_img read more

Rivers United tame Warri Wolves

first_imgRelatedPosts Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal Malachi Ohawume scored twice in Rivers United’s 3-0 victory over Warri Wolves in Port Harcourt on Wednesday as the Pride of Rivers stayed on the coattails of the leaders, Plateau United, in the Nigeria Professional Football League. United needed a response following their 0-1 reverse to Rangers International four days earlier, and with Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, ringing the changes, the hosts responded by recording their biggest win of the season. Veteran centre-half, Kunle Odunlami, was the other goal scoring contributor for the Port Harcourt club, who remain in second place on the NPFL standings, four points behind Plateau United with 13 round of matches still to play. Fortune Omoniwari and Ohawume were chosen to lead the line for the hosts following less than appealing displays by the duo of Stephen Gopey and Ogbonna Onuoha in the defeat to Rangers in Enugu on Sunday. The result of those changes in personnel was a more fluid and potent United frontline with Omoniwari impressing despite failing to register on the board. The big forward was United’s liveliest player in the first half and was extremely unfortunate not to score at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium. United’s first sight at goal arrived in the sixth minute when Godswill Kazie Eyinnaya met a precise Ishaq Rafiu delivery off a set piece only to place his header from an acute angle just wide. Five minutes later, Kazie created space for himself on the near side but chose to pull the trigger when the better option appeared to be delivering a cross with several Blue shirts well-placed in the Wolves penalty area. United were edging closer with some incisive movement and crisp passing in the final third and nearly got the breakthrough in the 13th minute when pint-sized terror, Esor Nelson Okwa, swivelled and struck goal wards from six yards only to see his effort deflected for a corner. In the 21st minute, Omoniwari came close to scoring an outrageous goal out of nothing when he calmly collected Cletus Emotan’s long range pass with his chest before firing a half volley inches wide off Godwin Ameh’s left hand post. Two minutes later, Omoniwari again came close to scoring as he attacked Ishaq’s set piece delivery with intent, but the effort again sailed just wide. The attacker came close again in the 26th and 33rd minutes but watched in disappointment as he saw a goal bound free kick blocked by a visiting body and a well-placed low drive deflected for a corner, respectively. Wolves were offering nothing offensive of note and the home support had their heads in their hands on the half hour when Ohawume came face to face with Ameh only to get too much on a chip from eight yards out. Ohawume finally got his moment of redemption in the 37th minute as he drove into the Wolves box with fearsome pace before sending Ameh the wrong way with a cool finish. The United players continued to push forward after taking the lead ostensibly with the knowledge that a solitary goal may not be enough to secure maximum points and they almost got their second in spectacular fashion, two minutes before the break. Esor embarked on a mazy run, which culminated in a strike, hit with venom and precision that the overworked Ameh managed to push away for a corner. Wolves needed to improve and did so after the interval. Samuel Amadi almost equalised for the Warri club with a delightful curled effort from the edge of the box, which just about flew over Drissa Bamba’s crossbar in the 55th minute. United then took over with Ishaq, Esor and Malachi coming extremely close to doubling the home’s side’s advantage in the ensuing 10 minutes. In the 73rd minute, United got their second goal of the evening and it came off the boots of an unlikely hero, Kunle Odunlami, who prodded home from close range for his first goal of the season. Wolves, predictably, stepped on the accelerator in a bid to hurl themselves back into the contest and almost did so with six minutes remaining. Charles Atshimene came face to face with Bamba, following a lighting quick break and struck low and hard only for the United goalkeeper to produce a world class stop to deny the Wolves forward who was almost wheeling away in celebration. In between that moment of brilliance from the United shot stopper, second half substitute, Ossy Martins, missed two gilt-edged opportunities with the game becoming increasingly stretched. Ohawume then completed his brace and seventh league goal of the season with a simple finish in the final minute of additional time to give United their most comprehensive win of the season so far.Tags: Kunle OdunlamiMalachi OhawumeNFFNigeria Professional Football LeaguePort-HarcourtRiver UnitedWarri Wolveslast_img read more

Pardew hoping to stun Gunners

first_img The Eagles boss has a chequered record against Arsene Wenger’s side during his managerial career, with some of the highest and lowest points of his Newcastle reign coming with the Frenchman in the opposing dugout. The occasional touchline bust-up between the two added to occasions such as a memorable 4-4 draw at St James’ Park – with Pardew’s Newcastle battling from four goals behind at half-time to salvage a scarcely believable point. Alan Pardew has called on his Crystal Palace players to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal on Saturday in the hope of pulling off an upset. The 53-year-old has since departed Tyneside to take over at Selhurst Park and, having won three of his five Premier League games in charge, he knows what his players need to do this weekend to continue his fine start. “You always relish challenging the big side and they are a massive club – great history,” Pardew said of facing Arsenal. “Of course, the style that they play gives you a certain problem and you have to make a call as to what you are going to do. “They can expose you – first half, three years ago at Newcastle we absolutely got the run around but second half we turned it around dramatically. “You have to accept the challenge of what they bring and if you’re half-hearted in that challenge you are going to get found out. “Of course, there are other games that I have absolutely suffered – losing 7-3 at the Emirates springs to mind. I have been embarrassed as well, I have had good days and bad days too, but none of that enters my focus this weekend. It is always a new game.” Arsenal face a Champions League tie against Monaco on Wednesday night and although the perceived advantage of facing a side fresh off the back of a European fixture may not be there for Palace, Pardew is taking heart from the fact the Gunners have won only two of their eight games directly preceding Champions League games so far this season. “I’m pleased with that stat – it gives me some confidence,” he said. “Two out of eight is not good. I would prefer to play them next weekend but it will be a slight consideration for Arsene at some point in the game. Maybe with his selection of players or in his substitutions, it may influence the game.” Pardew took his Newcastle side to the Emirates earlier this season and saw banners unfurled by the travelling support calling for his sacking, with his team roundly beaten 4-1 by a rampant Arsenal. Santi Cazorla scored twice in that game and the Spaniard has continued to impress this season, with Pardew highlighting the midfielder as Arsenal’s player of the season so far. “Sometimes you look at a team and the way they play and then you look at the statistics and it adds up,” Pardew said. “He has the most passes and the most crosses. He is at the top of the list in almost every section and therefore, for a player who has not always been a permanent fixture in that side, has earned that right and I’m sure Arsene is very pleased with him.” Press Associationlast_img read more