A single sentence can change your mood for better or worse. After years of research with teams and leaders, experimenting with a multitude of ways to get my points across, listening to others and seeing what really makes a difference, I’ve put together the most powerful sentences you can use to transform the way people respond to you and impact your life and theirs for the better.
Can you remember the first time you were a participant in the the Gotcha’ Game? For most of us it was when we were kids either with our siblings or at school. Many of us became masters at this type of one-up-man-ship activity. Problem is that at work, it lowers productivity and destroys trust. Learn how you can be a leader in stopping this dreaded game before it becomes toxic. Leaders who know what to look for can stop GOTCHA in its tracks, build trust and foster collaboration that leads to loyalty and team accountability. More effective communication leads to less office politics.
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” was the cry of a distraught professor in the play “”My Fair Lady.” Women have responded by saying “Yeah… why can’t a man be more like a woman?” The answers are in this paper that talks about how brain differences make all the difference. Instead of yearning to change each other, how about understanding each other and making positive and healthy adjustments so work can get done without all the frustration. All executives and emerging leaders can move to new heights by learning how to work more effectively with each other.
What does your family, your childhood and your past have to do with your job? Everything!!! Take a long, hard look at the difficult behavior in the office and you find unresolved issues are often at work, playing themselves out over and over again. What we learned in our original organization, the family...is what we take to work with us everyday. Take time to understand and work on behavior patterns and you will open yourself up to opportunities and ways of being that you never considered before. Here are the 13 most common behavior patterns and their transformations. Want to know what your behavior pattern is? Visit www.ceoptions.com and take the Pattern Aware Quiz.