With a new job comes the need to re-balance the commitment to work with the commitment to life. That takes a lot of effort. Let’s face it, a new job not only takes a lot of effort to build relationships, learn the job and become familiar with the organization, but it creates a desire to make a great first impression.
People create results. And Leadership is essential to attracting and maintaining talented people. Ask yourself what you may be doing to drive your best people away, and start making the changes needed to keep them.
Balance is important. You never want to go too far one way or the other. Learning to balance your interaction and ultimately your leadership of people requires continuous, delicate adjustments to maintain an effective approach. Balance is stressed in every aspect of our lives — from learning to ride a bike to eating a balanced diet. It should be no different in our interactions with employees and others in the organization.
For the safety professional, improving our individual leadership will enhance our ability to influence others in the direction we believe will eliminate injuries and protect employees.
Influence is an overused word, but few understand the concept. Many think influence is manipulation, force, and/or intimidation based on their position or status within the organization. That is not influence, that is dictatorial power! Influence is an exchange of ideas, a persuasion of others to a known purpose or direction. Influence is gained through the respect of those who are to be influenced.
We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.
Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.
The phrase,” it is what it is” becomes the motto for many people who allow complacency to embed there lives and way of thinking. In fact, that phrase indicates complacency has overtaken their ability to transform their results.
Complacency occurs in everyone sometime within their personal life and career. However, success is determined by your ability to effectively avoid or move away from complacency.
ttitude is contagious. Our attitude will determine our success or failure and the success or failure of others. Attitude is more important than anything else, it is more important than money than any of your circumstances than your failures or your successes.
I don’t think there is ever an instance where one person is the team, or where one person is responsible for the success or failure of the team. Whether at work or within the family, I believe it always involves a team effort.
The way you craft or respond to an email determines the effectiveness of your words. That drives the intended outcome and creates the influence you desire.
Genuine integrity is the foundation of a person’s credibility. Credibility creates confidence, and that confidence allows influence.