Tag: building relationships

Handling Workplace Relationship-Building Challenges

January 13, 2010 | By

All managers recognize that it is vital to create effective relationships with their employees. The hurdles in delivering the most productive interactions come thick and fast… It’s a clear fact of life in the workplace, whatever the industry, when you work with individuals as their manager, supervisor or any other sort of leader, there are […]

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Top Reasons Why Workplace Relationship Building Is Vital

January 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Small things matter. Tiny nuances in the way we interact with people can shift the balance between success and failure. So when we manage people, we have to be aware of the impact our behaviors can – and do – have… As managers, whether we look after two part-time helpers in our small business, or […]

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Workplace Relationships – Finding the Right Balance

January 7, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In any employment situation, the relationship between managers and their people will be fundamental in the success of the team. Yet there are a number of differing types of relationships where the work needs to be done. In essence, there are three basic relationships that a manager has to have with those they manage. Whilst […]

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Effective Business Relationships – What Are They?

January 5, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In any workplace, the interactions between those involved are vital for successful performance. There is a fine line between those interactions working effectively and the strength of individuals’ characters creating challenges. Great managers know what makes business relationships work – and they work at them. Defining and understanding effective relationships is the place to start. […]

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Never Forget the Thank You

December 22, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

At any time of the year, being aware of and appreciating the contributions of your people is a vital component in building the valuable relationships you need. Relationships that will add value to the mutual benefits that come from engagement of employee with employer towards a common set of goals. Particularly at festive times, the […]

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Accepting Help is OK!

May 7, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Shopping in a store recently, I found that I had some change in my pocket – just enough to make it easier for the assistant to give me a note back, rather than a load of coins. So I offered it, so that could happen. Instead, she said, ‘No, that’s fine I have plenty of […]

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Cheating is Good!

May 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Hey, how about this. Cheating on the job is good! No, no, no – not if you cheat to anyone’s disadvantage or harm or illegal sort of stuff. But if you beat the system to, for example:- Make a customers day Make something really effective Build a business relationship Surprise someone positively Make life easier […]

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KISS – All About Simplicity

April 22, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Often, when we are trying to build relationships with our people, we get all hung up on being outwardly open with them. And we complicate things – a lot! I was working with a bunch of clients this week, teaching some coaching tools. It struck me how challenging it is when you are starting out […]

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Use Only Small Lists

March 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

To-do lists! Love ’em or hate ’em, they have a value. So many times these lists can be a burden because they just get abused. Too much on them and they have little relevance and get ignored. In Tim Ferriss’ book, ‘The 4-Hour Workweek‘ (really!), he suggests that you have a to-do list that is […]

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Making The Difference – Desperate Housewives Style!

March 19, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I’ve found something to write about of value from ‘Desperate Housewives’ – not that I watch it of course – it was on in the other room…honest! Bear with me whilst I set the scene, there is a valid point I’m making somewhere in here! Last night an episode aired in the UK which marked […]

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