Don't Let The Bad Apples Spoil The Bunch

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Bad AppleIn real estate offices across the land and in companies, and organizations and all sorts of teams and even family relationships, you are eventually going to have to confront the bad apples in the mix. Work hard and

Don't Let The Bad Apples Spoil The Bunch.

In nature, in a barrel of good apples, with just ONE rotting apple seated up against the bunch too close, the poisonous effects of that tainted apple will affect the others making them go sour.

So as simple a concept that keeping the bad apple away is, keep these things in mind:

1. What is a bad apple? Anyone that creates a toxic relationship to another or to the team unit. Negativity, poor work habits, lack of discipline, being excessively loud and not listening, superiority attitudes, people who want to UNDERMINE the efforts of others...

2. How do you keep the stench from rotting the cores of the good team? First recognize the bad apples. Then, DISTANCE yourself from them best you can. Even isolate them with other duties from the core team. If you are in a hiring position, get them to improve or get rid of them. They are a drag on your energy and your productivity.

3. Finally, reward good behavior. Behavior in many instances follows rewards, money, appreciation, and accolades. The rotten to the core people will change or leave if they are not getting their warm fuzzies. No bending of the rules or exceptions for the bad apple. Consistency in the rules of the game are critical for all members of a team.

In the end you are creating an environment of appreciation, high productivity, and goodwill for a job well done. Bad apples CANNOT thrive when the bunch is so solidly flavorful.

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What a well spoken blog- wow!!! So true too - I try to stay away from the bad apples but at the end of the day we sometimes have to work with the bad apples and it's a gr8 feeling if the deal does come together.

June 20, 2010 05:44 PM
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Gary,

It's generally rather easy to spot bad apples but many, supervisors and co-workers and others, lack the skills and courage to deal with them effectively.  

June 20, 2010 07:03 PM
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You know Gary...

I think we'd all really like Carol's Mother. It's very rare that people look inside themselves for the problem. It's so much easier to blame the rest of the world. Accountability is a mystery to so many. It ain't rocket science, now is it? :) 

TLW...ROAR!

June 20, 2010 08:00 PM
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I hear you loud and clear Gary. I try to avoid these type of people/situations all together!

June 22, 2010 08:22 AM
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Such an important post...thank you, Gary.    Your third point is the key to it all.

June 22, 2010 11:51 AM
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