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We organize, we think through what we need and…, and they have a little gift for us.
Office politics, back-stabbing, talking behind someone’s back or however you define it, you don’t have to put up with bad behavior.
It starts with a no-gossip culture, which you carefully cultivate. Best practices are these:
It all comes down to communication. If you’ve done the work styles instrument with me you know your communication style. Consider having your team do it.
To facilitate effective communication make up a nameplate for each person’s desk with the color of their communication style on it. A person with a red bar appreciates when others are direct and state the facts quickly. Blue enjoys having all the details and time to process them. Yellow is spontaneous and likes a personal connection. Green is a sensitive person who likes to be approached as courteously as possible. Greens tend to be compassionate and supportive.
Don’t tolerate gossip. Rarely does everyone in a company like each other but half the battle is in their communication.
Is stepping up the professionalism in your workplace at the top of your list this year?
It is at a lot of companies I talk to. Companies have standards. You have standards. How do you get those across to your employees?
To start the conversation you’re welcome to use this one-page survey I developed in response to a client’s need. Professionals Like Us Survey
The goal is to have a conversation, there is no perfect score, only a workplace where there is employee pride and job satisfaction and where customers are impressed.
How to use the Professionals Like Us Survey
I have a new vehicle and now I’m noticing all the CR-V’s there are on the road. My goodness, everyone in Grand Junction has gone out bought one too. Hmmm. How odd.
Oh ya. It’s the “new car phenomenon. The number of CR-V’s hasn’t changed but my awareness of them changed.
What we notice tells us how we’re different. Our differences are our strong points.
What do you notice? I notice how people grow and succeed and make their lives fulfilling. I use all that I’ve learned and am still learning about people to help you become successful and fulfilled.
Do you want to become more self-aware?
Notice your differences. Value your differences. Be grateful for your differences.
Now DO SOMETHING with what you know about yourself.
Sorry about the caps, but I’m “all caps” about this: Don’t be held back by No messages in your head. I can’t do it. I’m not really that good. I’m afraid to pursue it, I might get put down. Ignore them. Stifle them. Redirect them. Don’t think so much!
You only have one life. Don’t get stuck in procrastination, stuck in fear. Really, truly, you have nothing to fear, nothing to lose. No, you won’t please everyone. You will get rejected. You did put on your imaginary super hero suit under your clothes this morning didn’t you? It will deflect those slings and barbs of the nay-sayers. Add a get-it-done mindset and you’re ready to go for it. I’m noticing.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. — Dr. Seuss
Who Should Attend?
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, prospective managers and anyone who deals with people.
How You Will Benefit
What We Will Cover
This is a seminar unlike others. It’s not a room full of people listening to a speaker (“drone on and on” is how we all want to finish that sentence.) It’s a small group where we can discuss your day to day leadership and management challenges in a confidential, helpful way. There’s a lot of sharing ideas and What Works!
From one participant: “The small group is amazing for sharing ideas. So much better than the crowds at the impersonal, canned workshops.”
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