By collaborating more, teams achieve what individuals cannot. Culture of collaboration creates more opportunities for everyone to move forward and to use all available resources/skills to reach wider goals and raises everyone’s motivation towards achieving better outcomes.
We all come across people who function out of victim mindset in the work places or in our personal or business relationships who carry around the belief that world is against them and that there is nothing they can do about it or take action. It is normal to feel sorry for all of us…
As a leader, your leadership style determines how well your organisations and businesses thrive in times of changes or uncertainty. Even though you tend to develop a particular leadership style that is unique to you as a leader, as changing circumstances and situations demand different workload, teams or resources, so should be your leadership and…
A positive-communication goes a long way in establishing credible relationships and making an effective conversation. Understanding what others are saying is an essential part of any communication. But most of us often consider communication as what we say or the words that we use. However, interpersonal communication is more than the words we use, information…
Difficult conversations often involve strong differences of opinion and may elicit strong and complex emotions. Avoiding such conversations is never an effective solution as it leads to poor working and personal relationships and workplace conflicts.
When we are not well equipped to handle difficult conversations both personal or professional, we find ourselves in conflicting feelings, insecurity and vulnerability.
Successful negotiations create opportunities and knowing how to negotiate skilfully is essential for personal or professional decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution and to build collaborative work environment.
No matter what type of situation you are in, effectively negotiating a successful outcome always depends on not only what you do during the process, but also on what you refrain from doing.
Constant exposure to negative people can have a major impact on your overall sense of positivity whether it be at work, in your relationships, business environments or in your friend groups.
Recognise when negativity intrudes into your life so you do not have to be the target of others’ negativity.
[inlinetweet]]If you give into intimidation, you’ll go on being intimidated.”– Aung San Suu Kyi[[/inlinetweet]
Some people resort to managing through fear or intimidation to exert control or to stimulate people’s performance, but it certainly cannot be a motivating strategy in long-term.
Whether the intimidation is internal that has to do with your thought process or external —having to do with the actions or behaviour of others, you can learn to overcome it.
“Leading is all about managing your mindset.” Your mindset not only influences how you think and interpret situations but also your emotional reactions, decisions and actions during adversity.
Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.
What is your tendency in most conflict situations – Do you avoid conflict or seek it out? Certain conflicts or issues get tougher to resolve because we lack awareness in how we each approach such issues.
There is a very fine line between influence and manipulation. What can you do to more consistently use influence in your efforts to persuade others?
“We make assumptions, and believe we are right about the assumptions; then we defend our assumptions and try to make someone else wrong.”- Don Miguel Ruiz In today’s world, we are always under pressure to act now, rather than spend time reasoning things through and thinking about the true facts. We are often influenced and…
“Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, yes when we should say no.” – William Glasser To handle uncomfortable or hostile or difficult moments or situations in your personal or professional life, you should have a strong sense of yourself and should find balance in your…
How well you listen has a significant influence on your interpersonal relationships and work effectiveness.
In order to be successful in the work you do, you need to dedicate your time, effort and mental strength to what you pursue. But sometimes what makes your work difficult is the toxic behaviour of difficult people around you that fuel negativity, stir up doubt and generally make your work harder. Some people may…
To actively engage yourself in listening is different from simply hearing.