Everybody says you have to build a professional brand and reputation to succeed. But how do you distinguish yourself and be remembered when everyone else has the same goals? Add to that the fact that you’re busy, you want to network “the right way,” AND you need to get results for your efforts. You want to attract the right opportunities for you!
For the Leader in You
Having the right mindset is key to creating the perfect Win-Win Conversation. It’s important to transition your mindset from good-bad, right-wrong (meaning win-lose) to win-win. It puts you in more of an open place for communicating and coming up with solutions that work for both you and your colleague.
Learn how to construct your win-win mindset in our new video!
Asking questions in a positive and effective way leads to a much more efficient conversation and outcome. Ask them what their needs are and how this particular strategy meets their needs.
Learn what questions to ask and how to ask the questions that really work in our new video!
Following up with coworkers or team members is an important part of the coaching model. Schedule when, where, and how you’ll be following up to support someone you’re coaching.
Learn how to help your team members get where they need to be in our new video!
Being Aware Of Your Own Needs in the Workplace
Being aware of what you need is crucial in your work environment and interaction with your coworkers and bosses! We all want executive presence, which means having an awareness of your own needs. If you don’t know what your needs are, you won’t be able to recognize when a particular strategy will meet your needs. In addition, most people confuse strategy with needs.
Check out our video, where we dissect how to understand what you really need.
Be Aware Of How Unmet Needs Make You Feel
Understanding how unmet needs may be affecting you is an important step in creating a Win-Win conversation. You may not always state your feelings in the workplace, but it’s important to be aware of your feelings so that you can deal with your own defensiveness and anger. It’s important that you aren’t blaming others for your unmet needs. After all, your unpleasant feelings are caused by unmet needs, not by another person’s actions or failure to do something.
Watch our video to learn more and hear an example!
Do you need to have a difficult conversation with someone? Are you wondering how to initiate it? Check out our video to learn how to have a difficult conversation without triggering defensiveness!
What are the chilling effects of hierarchy? How do relationships and reporting structures affect your team dynamics and productivity? Check out our video to increase your awareness!