"Far from causing fallings-out or cutthroat rivalry for promotions, office friendships are “closer and more emotional than any other,” says The Daily Telegraph. “Even workers who seem to have little in common can become best friends. And far from the backbiting of contestants on television hit The Apprentice, workmates can become best friends in the face of adversity, the study says.
The report from Lancaster University for the journal Emotion, Space and Society described an office workplace as ‘the modern day social club.’ People of all ages and backgrounds are often thrown together without any notice or choice, yet have to spend several hours a day side by side, often in stressful situations. This increases the likelihood of tight bonds of friendship, lead researcher Dr. Anne Cronin of Lancaster’s sociology department said.”
Public speaking is a great way to ramp up your profile as a coach. If properly planned you could be talking to a collection of potential clients, delivering them valuable advice, whilst raising awareness of your practice.
How many times have you acted on an assumption that turned out to be wrong? It happens all the time.
The Ladder of Inference, originally developed by Harvard Business School professorChris Argyris, helps us understand our communication barriers and come to common understanding based on shared data and interpretation. It is a wonderful tool if you’re teaching communication and soft skills workshops, but it’s also a great tool to use as a teacher or trainer, to better understand the thinking of your students or colleagues.
Digital Workplaces aren’t yet taking the world by storm but they are emerging as a very powerful enabling technology for the future. Moreover, they will probably be seen as a critical need as the world becomes more mobile and businesses begin to rely more heavily on social networking.
Influence really is “the ability to cause a change in thought OR behavior through non-coercive and transparent means where the influencees voluntarily want the changes even without monetary compensation.”
...My definition of influence is: the ability to cause a change in thought OR behavior under the following four conditions:
No carrot – means that do not involve monetary compensationNo stick – means that are non-coerciveNo annoyance – means that are voluntaryNo tricks – means that are completely transparent