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Making a Difference In Your Business Success - Ten Easy Skills To Practice

Aug 17, 2007
People skills, you either have them or you don't. True - up to a point. Some managers are great at getting from their people exactly what is vital and important in others, well, let's say, less so.

Still, for all there is hope to make progress, by focusing on some key points to build your business quickly and effectively, just by knowing better how to handle your people.

Here are the ten key areas you want to look at - in yourself...

Listen Well

It will come as no surprise, but the way you consciously, deeply listen to what others have to say to you is vital. Ask secondary questions.

Recognize and Take Opportunities

Any and every interaction is an opportunity for this. Make the most of every chance you have for Making a Difference to someone - try once a day to start with!

Build Positive Relationships

Whatever the stresses and strains you are under, take a deep breath when you are going to talk with someone. Your personal state makes a difference - and they notice. 'Respond' rather than 'react' - there's a difference.

Appreciate Others Efforts

People try hard to do their best. Start with that premise and you will be making a difference wherever you go. It's often not the girl-on-the-end-of-the-phone's fault - she's probably having a tough day herself. It's not the harassed shop assistant's fault. Seek to understand.

Say 'Thank You' Often and Easily

WOW!! This is one winning strategy. There is a website somewhere that says the biggest difference you can make to anyone, anytime, is to say 'Thank You'. (By-the-way, it makes you feel great too!)

See Positives In Everyone

There are positives in everyone. It's not about them, it's about you. The most aggressive and challenging person has energy! There are true positives in everyone. The best leaders find it and leverage it - for everyone's benefit.

Be Gentle To Your People

Courtesy, kindness, understanding - all words hardly befitting leading edge, tough & mean business managers. Ah, but that's where you might be wrong. Business focus can be as sharp as you like, but that still means you treat people well. By supporting them when they need support, they will support you.

Be Generous With Others

In life there are little opportunities to give. Of time; of money; to things that need your support. Rarely will you be so short on resources that you can't afford to support, in some small way, someone else.

Accept Gratitude Back

Treat inbound thanks and gratitude well! By taking these 'gifts' in a gracious, appreciative way, you build relationships. People feel good around you too.

Recognise Yourself And Your Needs Too

Don't forget you. Making a Difference is about being accepting of yourself in all of the above. Take time to appreciate you and what you do - you are a truly great person. So accept it with good grace!

Ten easy steps to move your business along. People focused, busy where you need to be. It takes time, courage and honesty to get these right. If you do, you will inevitably be successful
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(c) 2007 "How To Land Your Dream Job". You can have the job of your dreams. It takes application, attention and the information you need to get you there, young or old. There's all you need at Martin Haworth's website, http://www.HowToLandYourDreamJob.com
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