Monday, February 3, 2020

From One Woman To Another: Build Trusting Relationships

Over the next several weeks, you will hear me say it over and over again, how vital relationships are to your life, professionally and personally. Bonds, as much as we won't admit it, are the driving force behind work. It was the say society's and groups have been set up and hardwired (brain and behavior) for literally thousands of years. You will need these relationships for several reasons.
  • To accomplish goals and tasks at work. Even as an individual contributor, the power of influence determines how, when, what, and why you get things done. The ability to influence people for "buy-in" is so critical and so vastly understated. 
  • To gain insight and access to information. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better and the more informed decisions you can make. When you know what is happening, you can align your goals and task to a business need.
  • To have someone to vent to when you need to get it all out. We all need someone to talk honestly and sometimes, frustratingly to and with. This person should be “safe.” Someone who will not judge you, but will also listen and, if desired, provide you with honest feedback.
These relationships are needed to support the way things get done. To unconsciously divide work in a way the ensure it gets done. These principles are not different in the world of business. So my best advice to you, start building relationships that matter (but not everyone matters…).

For more like this check out the February Black History Post

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