Check out the tips in this video, I guarantee you will be doing at least one of these at work.
- Try to avoid empty compliments.
That's a nice sweater is an empty, automatic compliment.
- Offer meaningful compliments.
Comment on something about them like 'you have a great smile' and watch how it lights them up.
- Be generous and give credit to others.
Don't hog all the credit. Sharing credit won't lessen your contribution.
- No matter how hard people push you refuse to take offence.
Its not worth the effort.
- Stop thinking you can do it all yourself.
Know your limits after all you are just one person and not infallible.
- Don't assume others are as interested in your life as you are.
You'll come off as boring.
- Take a note from good leaders.
Give your team the chance to provide answers and let them demonstrate what they know.
- You'll win a lot of fans if you can learn to laugh at yourself.
Laughing at your mistakes can be endearing. All is lost if you are doing this next one...
- Don't dispute every single comment made.
This is surprisingly common and really annoying.
And the hardest one of them all...
- Come clean if you made a mistake.
Take the time to say 'you were right and I was wrong'.
Let us know what strategies you use to avoid coming off like a know-it-all jerk!
I hope this presentation gave you some inspiration. Sometimes a fresh approach can disrupt the status quo.
Based on an article kindly supplied by Gretchen Rubin.
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