Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

I’m pissing some people off. I mean, really making some people banging on their keyboards mad. Not intentionally. Or rather, I don’t do what I do with the desire to make others mad. But, wow, do some people have some anger issues. And others, are really invested in seeing someone fail. My first reaction whenContinue reading “Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”

Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone

Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat?  Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations?  Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”

Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport

You want others to care about your message or what you are trying to accomplish, you must build rapport. Fat chance persuading or influencing others without it. And frankly nearly everything you do is about your message or what you are trying to accomplish.  There is little we can get done on our own. SoContinue reading “Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport”

Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way

I’ve always thought of myself as being polite.  I say my please and thank you’s.  I hold the door open for others as often is possible. And sometimes annoyingly to the group I’m with, as they are waiting for me to finish door duty.  I don’t curse in mixed company and never first when meetingContinue reading “Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way”

Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals

We need one another. Almost no one in the modern world can survive completely on their own. There is almost nothing around us that isn’t there, in part, because of another person. We are connected and interconnected.  All of that connectivity requires relationships and at the heart of all relationships is trust. In building trustContinue reading “Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals”

Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy

Are you regularly hurting other people’s feelings? Struggling to get others to accept your feedback? Frustrated that you aren’t getting what you want? Don’t have the influence that you want? You are right, why won’t anyone listen? If any of this sounds like you, you may need to build your skill at tact and diplomacy.Continue reading “Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy”