Read more about the article How to build excellent working relationships
How to build excellent working relationships

How to build excellent working relationships

I recently gave a training course on managing relationships at work  and thought it would be nice to adapt the section on the actions we can take to build relationships for this blog post.

It seems so obvious that having good working relationships  leads to higher productivity yet many people don’t make this direct link. Good relationships lead to more innovation and creativity at work as people feel confident enough to express themselves, time consuming, energy draining obstacles such as office politics and back stabbing are removed and of course, if you want to progress in your career, a good relationship with your boss is fundamental.

So what can we do to build better relationships at work? Here are some ideas. (more…)

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Handling difficult people

Handling difficult people

Where would we be without relationships in our life? And more to the point,where would we be without the difficult relationships? Although it seems counter intuitive, without these people, we would be emotionally poorer because we would have less opportunites to grow.

They say that our greatest teachers are the people who push our “hot buttons”. Many times these teachers are our children, but from time to time we encounter “difficult” people who make us feel angry and undervalued. But what they are actually showing us is that we still have some work to do, as every encounter is a reflection of what we are projecting ourselves. (more…)

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