Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, TreeHouse, Values
This week I started working with a team of directors that I was new to. Years ago after my first year at TreeHouse I met with my boss to discuss my year in review. That year the first thing we addressed was my lack of social skills.
Growing up my best friends were our family’s German Shepherd dogs. I hadn’t developed the people skills necessary to be manage the many dynamic social relationships I needed available to me at TreeHouse.
In my first review we discussed my lack of social skills.
And my second.
And my third.
And my fourth.
And my fifth.
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012
in How To, Relational, Social, Sports, Values
As Major League Baseball’s Spring Training ended each team made decisions about problem players. They asked and answered:
“Do his assets exceed the sum total of his deficits?”
“Do his strengths outweigh his weaknesses?”
Your workplace has the same challenges. Building a team of competent employees is a challenge.
You can’t change someone’s personality, but you can implement strategies to help them perform professionally and more competently while on the job.
Most Common Types Of Problem People And Strategies To Help Them Succeed: 1
The non-communicative person.
Ask open questions that force her to explain what she thinks.