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GET TO KNOW YOUR COLLEAGUES & WIN THEIR RESPECT, LIKE ROGER FEDERER!

Learning from the Master  We have all heard the adage “Respect is to be earned and not demanded.” While this appeals instinctively, we still wonder. How does it work? What should one do to earn respect? Let us learn from Roger Federer, one of the all-time greats in sports in general and tennis in particular….

HOW TO WIN OVER UNHELPFUL COLLEAGUES

The Art of WINNING others over You are a high performer. You are on the way up. You are your colleague’s envy. And, some of them may choose to be unhelpful. What should you do? How can you turn get them around? Here are three typical situations and practical tips. Try them out! Typical Situation…

MOTIVATING OLD GENERATION TEAM MEMBERS

Are subordinates older than you, a challenge to handle? In knowledge and technology-driven world of today, young managers are often promoted to a lead team of older managers. Commanding Respect and support from them is often challenging. Here are 9 tips to help: Think about how their experiences add value to your team. It could be their perspective on customers, suppliers’…

TRUST YOUR JUDGEMENTS

Be a decisive, resourceful and an independent manager Many managers run to the boss and seek help on every issue, situation, conflict or decision? Doing so can actually hurt your chances of progress. Here is why and what you should consider doing instead. Do not assume that boss has answers for every issue. There may…

REMAIN POSITIVE WHEN CRITICIZED

Smiling and learning from negative feedback Just like in negative cricket comments come at us as bouncers. We run the risk of getting hurt if not handled well. Here are a few points to help you handle: Duck: Learn to duck the bouncer emotionally. Avoid being hit (being upset). Treat the comment as a viewpoint…

HOW TO ‘WIN – WIN” IN CONFLICTS

Constructive engagement for a win-win We are often faced with conflicting opinions with the boss or colleagues. It usually ends in one or both sides feeling like losers. Here are a few tips that can help: Welcome conflicts. “There are many ways to skin a cat” as the saying goes. Your idea may be only…

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