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  • feedwordpress 19:35:52 on 2017/10/23 Permalink
    Tags: allies, , caring, clout, , , , Peer2Peer,   

    Seven Traits to Emulate to Become a Sought-After Ally 

    Apart from honing their top talents, guess what renowned surgeon, author and public health researcher, Atul Gawande and billionaire founder of Virgin Group, investor and philanthropist, Sir Richard Branson have in common? They have two vital and intertwined traits in this increasingly complex world where we are drowning in information. They’ve sharpened their ability to be quotable and to be deeply connected to notable people in worlds apart from the one in which they work. In so doing, they are likely to see trends early and be considered thought leaders on a broader stage, thus being able to attract more…
  • feedwordpress 21:44:22 on 2017/08/12 Permalink
    Tags: caring, , , , smart partnerships   

    Reach Prospective Clients on Their Turf 

    “Recognize the Often Hidden Signs of a Heart Attack” is the 30-minute briefing that attracts the biggest attendance when a cardiologist speaks at nearby retirement homes. Fear often drives people to attend so the title gets them in the door. As well: • Briefing, the professional sounding characterization used to promote the session, attracted more attendees than when it was promoted as a “seminar.” (It pays to tinker with your title.) • In advance craft vividly specific and complimentary ways you and your = • Allow time for questions from attendees so you can increase your awareness of what most…
  • feedwordpress 18:25:58 on 2017/07/05 Permalink
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    How to Not Act Like a Jerk When With Someone Who Is 

    Perhaps one of the most vital ways to sidestep hassles and to become more sought-after is to strengthen your capacity to stay cool when under fire. For starters, discover how can you make someone feel heard and respected – and cool off — when they start acting hostile, blaming or worse. Here are some behavioral “tools” to add to your “toolbox” for the next time someone is upset and taking it out on you. None will work all the time, and some will work better for your personality style than others: Lighten Up When others begin to act “hot,” we…
  • feedwordpress 22:35:34 on 2017/05/25 Permalink
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    Support Their Better Side So They Can See Yours 

    While we instinctively seek to be likable when around others, what’s more vital to connecting well is how they feel about themselves — not us — when together. Consequently it’s well worth focusing on boosting others’ sense of well-being when around us. “A two-year-old falls down unexpectedly. He isn’t hurt but instinctively knows he wasn’t supposed to fall,” writes Bob Burg in his idea-packed book Adversaries Into Allies. “He looks at Mom and Dad for an interpretation of what happened. If they laugh as though it’s funny, he’ll probably laugh. If they panic and act upset, he will most likely…
  • feedwordpress 18:56:41 on 2017/04/26 Permalink
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    Tips for Those Who Want to be Rooted in Love 

    • It is harder to argue when you are holding hands. • Showing appreciation and attention, especially when you least want to show those traits and the other person most needs them, will often bring you closer. • Look to the other person’s positive intent especially when it appears he or she has none. • Saying less and listening more often gets you more of what you want. • Looking directly and warmly, rather than away, often brings out the part of the other person that you most enjoy. • Making and keeping an agreement usually helps the other person…
  • feedwordpress 17:09:28 on 2017/03/04 Permalink
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    Make Your Daily Interactions More Satisfying For Yourself and With Others 

    Suppose a colleague gives you a compliment as you meet her in the hallway and then another person accidentally bumped you in passing. You will respond more quickly and strongly to being bumped than to being complimented, even if the person who knocked into you immediately apologizes. You have little power over those instinctual reactions. In fact, your mood will be altered longer from a bump than a compliment and you will remember it longer. Why? Not because you are a negatively inclined person, but because our strongest, most primal instinct is for survival. That instinct is hardwired in our…
  • feedwordpress 23:57:39 on 2016/07/05 Permalink
    Tags: Amy Cuddy, Brad Fay, Bryan Kramer, caring, Chris Malone, , Ed Keller, Janine Willis, john bargh, John Neffinger, Jonah Berger, Kio Stark, Matthew Kohut, , Susan T. Fiske, Tony Hsieh,   

    Pull Others Closer & Bring Out Their Better Side 

    Early in my work life I was sometimes surprised to see how some people were promoted faster than others who worked harder, as I was raised to do. Now I see why this happens. The surprise, for me, was that research shows you are most likely to look trustworthy to others and be liked if you first exhibit warmth and then competence, not the reverse. Our Danish family emphasized diligent work; thus competence was most apparent upfront. Yet we are hardwired to respond first to visible warmth from others and can feel coolness in them when they are simply demonstrating…
  • feedwordpress 16:17:52 on 2016/05/16 Permalink
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    Spur Smarter Mutual Support Sooner 

    Research shows that Americans are most likely to trust and support someone who exhibits strong listening and inclusion skills. These traits matter even more than charisma. Those sought-after people – the major nodes on the invisible organizational chart that reflects the real centers of influence – are different than the leaders of just a decade ago. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. In this Age of Engagement, the trait they are most likely to share is the capacity to speak to the sweet spot…
  • feedwordpress 23:45:12 on 2016/03/23 Permalink
    Tags: , caring, , , , tension-breaker   

    The Kind of Humor That Enables Us to Live Well With Others 

    What should you do when things get tense in a group, and you’re tempted to make snide comments or worse? Why, turn to humor, of course. It can crack the fractious mood, drop the growing wall between us and even bring us closer. Yet only the right kind of humor can strengthen our connection over time. An MIT study found that people demonstrate humor in one of three ways: 1. Divisive: Humor that is insulting to or about others. Example: A music reviewer at the newspaper, Record Mirror, once wrote “Few people know that the CIA is planning to cripple…
  • feedwordpress 00:36:17 on 2016/03/13 Permalink
    Tags: , Brandon Sanderson, caring, connective behavior, conversation, , , , Vala Afshar   

    How to Go Fishing for Closer Conversations 

    “I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword. She raised an eyebrow. Sharp as hell, he said, but lacking a point” wrote Brandon Sanderson in Warbreaker. Until you find the lure and the hook on which someone will bite, you won’t pull them closer. You are talking to yourself. Soon they may show irritation or worse, or go on a mental vacation. Whether you’re attempting to get closer to your spouse, a prospect or critic, this holds true. “It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and…
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