How often do we hear about the need for bringing the right attitude or finding a better one? Have you ever been told that you weren’t bringing your best or considered that same thought about someone else? I believe attitude is critical for making progress in our lives.
There are key areas in life where one needs to fill up and I’m bringing the word "plenish" back in the form of a blog to focus on stocking up in the workplace on ideas, knowledge, and support for a more successful experience.
Among such tactics as one-upsmanship, bullying and bravado, how do really great negotiated agreements get made? Do you have to be smart or is it all in the attitude? In negotiations, as with the rest of life, our attitude and feelings attract exactly what they convey.
There are the realities of how technology gives us the ‘easy out’ when it comes to engaging with people. While technology certainly has its upsides, in the long run when impersonalization in the name of efficiency in the workplace becomes the new norm and is hard-wired into our brain, we lose practice of (and confidence in) our crucial interpersonal skills - talking, listening, understanding, empathizing, and positive non-verbal face-to-face cues like making eye contact.
According to an examination by LinkedIn on the most impactful stories of the past year shared across their social networking site subscribed to by 225 million professionals, how to stay relevant through skill development is what so many successful people want to know. As Accordence professionals continuously learn, the crucial set of skills that we all need for individual and collaborative success is grounded in communication.
Respect is an issue we keep coming back to because it's important. When you're locked into a power-related contest of wills, use respect to keep your conversations civil and productive.
Before jumping to conclusions about the other person, seek cultural clues in the conflict.