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"Remember the operating rule when dealing with antagonists: Weakness invites and prolongs attack; strength repels it."

-Leader Killers, p. 78

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Is There an Antagonist in Your Midst? Seven Questions

Part One: Identifying Antagonists

  1. Who Are Antagonists?
  2. Personality Characteristics of Antagonists
  3. Red Flags of Antagonism
  4. Recognizing the Tactics and Maneuvers of Antagonists
  5. Levels of Organizational Conflict
  6. Why Antagonism Happens
  7. A Question of Values

Part Two: Dealing With Antagonists

  1. Coping with Invisible Antagonists
  2. Handling Indispensable Antagonists
  3. Dealing with Antagonists in Group Settings
  4. Mobilizing the Management Team
  5. Four Specific Leadership Strategies
  6. How to Handle a One-to-One Meeting with an Antagonist
  7. Organizational Communications Regarding Antagonism
  8. Personal and Family Variables
  9. The Aftermath

Part Three: Preventing Antagonism

  1. How to Create and Maintain an Anti-Antagonist Culture
  2. Relating to Dormant Antagonists
  3. Educating Others
  4. The Last Temptation