Anyone can learn how to have great personal skills when meeting people. But, you first need to become aware of your words, manners and actions, and the kind of impression they make on others. The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about working on the person you currently are to reach your highest potential. Below are a few tips to keep in mind.
Open Minded/- Learning. One thing to keep as a reminder is that vulnerability is good. Taking in information through reading, observing, or experiential learning are all ways that you can stay open minded. An open-minded leader understands that the learning journey never stops. There will be bumps in the road, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Encourage. What can you do to help others to take heart when the going gets tough and the way feels lengthy? Celebrate other’s victories, large and small-with a note, with coffee together, with a special meal, a congratulatory phone call, or just a high-five! Knowing what a big difference encouragement makes in your own life, helps you encourage others and be a cheerleader in moments of victories or losses.
Honesty. Admitting mistakes shows leadership, although we tend to fear admitting the mistake. For us to progress, learn, and move forward, we must analyze where we went wrong. Only by analyzing our weaknesses can we add value to our strengths. So, it is imperative for you to analyze yourself to ensure you are being transparent with your team. This helps build a strong bond and will help you build a strong team.
Connection Requires Conversation. Connecting while engaging in conversations is essential; it sets the tone on how knowledgeable you are of the product. Some of the ways you can connect through conversations is by asking about them and listening to how their story connects with yours. This leads to a more genuine connection.