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When people think about becoming managers, many assume it's going to be all sunshine and roses.

They'll have more responsibility! They'll get to help people grow! They'll get to shape the future of their company! They might even get a raise!

But when they actually become managers, reality can be shocking.

They might find themselves suddenly confronted with managing difficult people and situations -- and lost for how to address them. 

While a manager's recourse greatly depends on the problems and people they're dealing with, there are a few tips they can follow to better address them. In the infographic below, the folks at Wrike have put together helpful advice for managing difficult team members. Even if you're not encountering any of these issues today or you're not currently managing someone, the tips are good to keep in mind.

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Originally published Feb 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM, updated June 15 2021

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