In your career, you will encounter many difficult situations that will test your resolve. Situations can include: conflict with colleagues, a less than supportive boss, customer complaints, increased workloads, promotion rejection, or through making a simple error of judgment. In business, things will not always go smoothly, and there are a multitude of obstacles and challenges to overcome.
As the old saying goes, "There is no 'I' in team." There are, however, a number of people that must come together to create a cohesive unit working towards a common goal. If this isn't the case, a team will likely find itself facing failure.
In today's business world, all – not most – positions require teamwork. The old days of going to work, doing your job, and never connecting with another human being are long gone. Whether through emails, phone calls, or face-to-face, you are required to work with others constantly, regardless of your physical work environment.
We all know the story of Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear. Each had specific traits and characteristics – both good and bad. Similarly, we could look at bosses as one of these three types...
Have you ever been afraid at work – afraid to ask a question or afraid to make a suggestion? Even if you are a confident person, perhaps you had a feeling more of hesitation or worry. No matter what you call it, chances are your answer is yes. At some time or another, most of us have been fearful or hesitant to offer a suggestion or new idea at work. It can also be difficult to ask for guidance, help, or even time off.
Think about the most successful business person you know. Place an image of them in your mind; speaking with a potential client, delegating a task to an employee, speaking to a partner in a board meeting. One thing should be clear about their demeanor; they treat those around them in a way that establishes and maintains positive business relationships.
Your effectiveness at work will largely depend on how much people want to interact and connect with you. The route to professional effectiveness is not only paved with knowledge and experience, but also with relationships. If people avoid you, it will be very difficult to do your job. If you are to make successful connections – connections that you can count on when you have new ideas and goals – you need to develop great working relationships.
The route to professional effectiveness is not only paved with knowledge and experience, but also with relationships. If people avoid you, it will be very difficult to do your job. If you are to make successful connections – connections you can count on when you have new ideas and goals – you need to develop great working relationships.