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How to Deal with Narcissism in the Workplace with Chuck DeGroat (Ep102)

So, the leader you’re working with is a narcissist…

We’ve probably all had one: a boss or a client with a grandiose sense of self-importance, a need for nonstop admiration, a lack of empathy, and a sense of entitlement.

And we’ve all been stumped on how to handle it!

Can you relate? If so, pay close attention to this episode where my guest, licensed therapist, author, and narcissism expert, Chuck DeGroat will share with you why so many narcissists wind up in positions of leadership and how to handle them.

Here’s what you’ll discover in today’s episode:

[0:02:40]: How to tell if the leader you’re working with is actually a narcissist…or just a jerk

[0:09:20]: The different faces of narcissism and ways that narcissists present themselves

[0:14:36]: What ultimately causes someone to become a narcissist (and chances are- it’s not what you think it is!)

[0:25:23]: How to navigate a consulting or coaching engagement if you uncover your client exhibits narcissist traits

[0:34:21]: Why working with a narcissist can be traumatic and how to heal from it

So, when working with someone makes you feel crazy, confused, and off-kilter and that consulting and coaching feels more like you’re walking on eggshells, your client just might be a narcissist. BUT before you give up on the engagement, listen into this episode for insight into this complex personality discover and personal growth strategies to help you deal with it.

About My Guest:

Chuck DeGroat is a licensed therapist, spiritual director, author of five books, and retreat leader/speaker. As a therapist, Chuck specializes in issues of abuse and trauma, pastoral (and leadership) health, and navigating issues of doubt and dark nights on the faith journey. He also train clergy in issues of abuse and trauma, conduct pastor and planter assessments, and facilitates church consultations and investigations of abuse among pastors and within congregations. You can learn more about Chuck at https://www.chuckdegroat.net/

About Me:

The Enough Already podcast is hosted by Betsy Jordyn. I’m an ex-Disney consultant turned business mentor and brand messaging strategist who helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand messaging and positioning, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Go to www.betsyjordyn.com to learn more about how I empower consultants and coaches to monetize their best-at-strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world.


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