Dealing with a Stubborn Employee

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 30th, 2011

 A person’s courage is revealed when he or she knows when to pull out of a confrontation. In every company or organization, as a boss you are bound to meet stubborn employees. Keep in mind that whatever the reason for an employees’ stubbornness, the issues should be addressed before it could negatively affect the productivity of the company.

When dealing with a stubborn employee, you should first eliminate confusion by explaining the responsibilities, duties and behavioral expectations. Provide a written explanation as well. If the employee becomes upset, stay calm and do not join in the emotional exchanges over disagreements. Be firm regarding what is expected from the employee but never dwell on the past negative behavior. Look for positive solutions that promote change in the behavior.

It is important to listen to his or her concerns and find out the reasons why your employee refuses to comply with the expectations of the company. For people undergoing personal difficult problems, recommend outside help.  Keep in mind that people who are greatly affected by personal concerns could show these within the workplace. Treat him or her fairly and consistently. Avoid allowing any personal judgments regarding the person affect your professional management duties.

Deal with a Stubborn Horse

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 26th, 2011

 Each and every equestrian in the world knows that regardless of the horse breed you are dealing with, there are really times when it will show its stubborn streak. So, what do you do with a stubborn horse?

Keep in mind that horses too have bad days. Allow it to have one of those days. Avoid rushing your horse through whatever troubles it. Take into consideration its point of view.  For instance, if it is hesitant to step forward, check out the landscape and try to find out if there is anything unusual or unexpected. Again, refrain from rushing your horse because it will know that it isn’t being respected and this is a surefire way of bringing out its inner mule.

Most people and even equestrians for that matter look at horse’s objects. Many view them in terms of how much work they could do and how much pleasure one derives from riding them. Consider viewing them as companions. This could be a way to a more understanding relationship. As long as horses are safe from injury, you can   separate them and allow them to run, whine or pout.  When   dealing with horses, you should not look at them only as animals but try to look at them as your ally.

Remove Stubborn Belly Fat

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 24th, 2011

 For most people, a stubborn belly fat is embarrassing and could greatly contribute to low self-esteem, since it draws attention and makes you a recipient of unfriendly stares. The major reasons for belly fat are unhealthy diet and inactivity. If you want to get rid of your stubborn belly fat, check out the items below.

It is important to create a new diet. Make a calculation of how much calories you eat daily and try cutting down at least 200 calories per day. Minimize or cut out sugar intake and soda. Drink only water all throughout the day. Perform cardiovascular exercises. If running is not an option, consider swimming, jumping rope, jogging or walking. Do anything that elevates your heart rate and boosts oxygen intake. This   helps increase metabolism and help in removing stubborn belly fat.

It would not be a good idea to focus on ab workouts and exercises; this is because this only strengthens your abs. While you could have the strongest abs in the world, but if you have belly fat that covers them, nobody will notice. Keep your focus on toning down fat in the belly and afterwards you can focus on having great looking abs.

Stubborn Preschoolers

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 23rd, 2011

 During preschool years, kids star to discover who they are. They explore their power. When dealing with a stubborn preschooler, it could be quite testing and involves power struggle with their tantrums. Introducing your child to methods in order to control his or her stubborn behavior helps build a loving and strong relationship.

Observe your preschooler for several days and jot down situations wherein he or she is acting stubbornly. Look for a patter and avoid these situations if possible. Alter routines so activities like choosing clothes for the next day are done ahead before bedtime. Consider offering your kid an option so he or she will feel involved in the decision   making. Make the offer in a way that he or she has limited choice.

Be calm always and discuss behavior on another occasion, not when your child is acting stubborn. Talk and listen to your child and create a relationship wherein you respect each other’s opinions. Nonetheless, tell your child that there are some decisions that you have to make so this will prepare him or her when you make it. Always explain the reason behind the decision. Encourage and help your child share toys with other children. Later on talk about how fun it was to share and play with other kids.

Stubborn Customers

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 20th, 2011

 What do you do when you have to deal with a stubborn customer? Before you decide to argue with this kind of customer, check out what is the cause of his or her concern and determine if he or she has a point. If you are often faced with a stubborn customer, then there are some things that you can do to minimize a hostile environment.

While it is by nature that people love to complain, there are really people who complain just for the sake of complaining, especially when they believe that the customer is always right. The best thing that you can do is to stay calm and say nothing. Most of the time, an angry person would want to provoke you.  Let the customer talk until he or she will grow tired. Sometimes they just want to feel important and to be heard.

Honestly consider the other person’s point and try to consider yourself in his or her shoes.  Do not say that he or she is wrong and try to find areas of agreement and then build on them. If you are wrong, admit it immediately. Recall how you have dealt with stubborn people before and find out if you were able to see through the façade and see that they just want to be heard. State your reasons calmly and work out ways where you could resolve issues.

Removing Stubborn Nail Polish

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 20th, 2011

Wearing a nail polish is a great experience. It enhances the look of your hands and feet. Moreover, it makes the fingers appear pretty and attractive. Nonetheless, there are times when removing a stubborn nail polish could be a real pain. Fortunately, there are various ways where you could get rid of stubborn nail polish safely and effectively.

The first thing you have to do is to get a paper napkin that is thin in texture or a toilet paper and fold it to four parts. Next, pour a small amount of the nail polish remover on the paper napkin or toilet paper. Press the nail polish remover soaked portion of the napkin on the paint on your nail and wait for around twenty seconds. It is vital that you strictly follow the twenty seconds time frame.

When the twenty seconds is over, remove the paint from your nail the usual way. You will notice the paint will come off easily. Do these steps for each of your nails and get another table napkin if the one you used tears. When choosing a nail polish remover, opt for those that are Paraben-free, non-toxic, GMO free, biodegradable, non-flammable, without petroleum ingredients and lastly, not tested on animals.

Training your Stubborn Dog

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 16th, 2011

 Most dog trainers are asked to deal with stubborn dog. Actually, the dog is not really stubborn but is either bored or not certain of what his owner is saying. For dogs that are considered stubborn who refuse to sit, a clicker training might be successful. This allows you to clearly communicate with your dog when it does something right or wrong.

First, you should introduce your dog too the clicker and give him a treat each time you click. Repeat several times until he reacts to it by looking for a treat. Teach your dog to put his paw in the box on the floor and have a clicker and treats ready for your dog. Slowly increase the criteria. Once the dog comprehends that you want it to put its paw on the box, give the action a name like ‘paw’ or ‘step’. Say it just as your dog is putting its paw in the box, then click and treat.

Use the same method to teach a stubborn dog an important behavior, like ‘down’ or ‘sit’. These are actions they perform on their own and thus easy to learn.  Always keep a clicker and treats handy. Repeat the process with other behaviors and the more behaviors you are able to teach your dog, the faster it will learn new things.

Removing Stubborn Weeds

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 13th, 2011

 Gardening is a good way to escape from the daily life stress through working with your hands and establishing contact with nature. Stubborn weeds are unwanted in your lawn or garden for several reasons. First, they look unsightly since its color clashes unappealingly against your flowers, healthy grass and vegetables. In addition to that, they compete with anything that ought to make plants grow.

To remove stubborn weeds, the most common method is to dig up and remove them from the roots. You should be careful in doing these if the woods are near the roots of the plants you want. Moreover, you could also plant flower, crops or vegetables that compete well with stubborn weeds. Choose plants that grow fast like potatoes.

You could also try mulching which involves blocking the sunlight for the weeds so they will not grow. Definitely you could opt for the easy way such as using herbicide to spray the weeds but. Nevertheless, this could kill off some of the desirable plants in your garden so better be careful. Keep in mind that any kind of weed is annoying and they could completely destroy your garden plans. Do not let stubborn weeds take over your garden and do every tactic that is possible.

Dealing with a Stubborn Woman

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 10th, 2011

 Being stubborn is common among man and woman but the stubbornness in a woman is stronger than the man. There are some people who believe that a woman is a reflection of her mother if she is authoritative and controlling. However, others disagree and believe that a woman is stubborn because of her emotional nature to be one to force a man to understand her and respect her views.

There may be two good reasons why a woman is stubborn and strong.  Either she had come through life on her own or a man is not there to take some of the hardships of life along with her. Most women get frustrated when a man comes home from work and sets there staring into space and consider all the problems on their shoulders and never taking some time to ask his girlfriend or wife about how their day was. Men forgetting that there are women who not only goes to work but have to come home to clean, cook and look after the children, pay bills and many more. This could cause stubbornness in a woman.

The best way to deal with this is to ask the woman about her feelings and really listen to her. Many men really do not listen and this is the most frustrating trait a man has that many women detest. Consider giving each other a short holiday to take some time off.

How to Deal with a Stubborn Parent

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 6th, 2011

 Many people do not like to be told what to do, particularly by their children. Kids today are smart, and are aware of what is going on. Although parents have the experience and wisdom to know what is right and wrong, there will come a time when they become stubborn as they grow older, especially if they are suffering from an illness. They could become paranoid and insist on his or her own will. This could be quite a burden to the grown-up children.

It is hard to watch a parent grow old when their body gradually becomes less able to do things. They could be angry or depressed and often this leads to stubbornness. However, there are some things you can do to deal with this and stop fighting. First, you should have an honest view of your parent’s situation and consider a more aggressive approach to deal with it.

Try to use gentle nudging with a stubborn parent instead of a direct confrontation. Most of the time, simply making a request or suggestion will get you further instead of giving directions. Remember that they are still your parents and they could have a hard time accepting what you say sometimes, but this is only natural and normal. Keep a rational conversation with your parent instead of allowing things to become intense emotionally.  Lastly, learn to give in when it is not necessary. Keep in mind that when you were growing up, your mother and dad allows some of your stubborn behaviors, so you could do the same for them now.

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