Month: January 2019

Compliments: A (Mostly) Simple Approach

Think about the last time someone you looked up to gave you a compliment about something you did or said that really matters to you…Felt pretty good, didn’t it?That’s the power of a genuine and effective compliment. Done right, compliments don’t just make a person’s day or keep a team together – they serve as a kind of interpersonal fuel that feeds people and actively grows them and the teams they’re a part of.So, how do you do compliments the right way?Get the “Why” Right in Your HeadThis is

Keeping Your Professional Relationships Healthy… and Simple

Zig Ziglar said it so well: “I believe that you can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”Business is all about relationships. And relationships are all about helping others. That’s the simple part, and it’s why Ziglar’s quote is so good. On the other hand…Relationships involve these strange and not-so-simple creatures we call “humans.” And that’s where things get interesting. Because almost nothing involving people is straightforward and