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> Well, I think I can hear people rolling their eyes on this one, but I
> have recommended this book in the past, and I am going to do it one
> more time.
> Dealing with People You can't Stand - Bringing out the Best in People
> at their Worst might be an avenue you may want to explore. Two of the
> personality traits listed in the book might apply to your PhD friends:
> The Know-it-All and The Think-They-Know-it-All.
> The book gives strategies on how to turn around negative conversations
> into your favor and make it the other person feel good about.
And if you need to "sell" your management that the course they've
embarked on is really a bad idea, there's a more seminal work that has
generally been rehashed by every other "be more persuasive and get along
better with others" book published during the last century or so, and I
am here to tell you the original still works wonders:
Dale Carnegie's classic "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
People think of it as a book for salesmen or managers, but it is
effective whether the relationship is business or personal and whether
the person with whom you're dealing is an equal, a subordinate or an
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