One of the biggest detriments to a successful business or career is lack of accountability. There are many reasons why people are not accountable for their responsibilities or work output. So, how do you turn around a workplace that lacks accountability?
The term, 'word salad' has been popularized recently as a way to describe people who can't speak plainly or coherently. But this term has much deeper roots and reasons for happening and it happens with lots of people, maybe even you!
Proactive communication is all about thinking ahead. Are your communications; in-person conversations, emails, texts, etc. conveying your total message or just enough to answer someone else's questions? When you communicate with purpose and completeness, you are being proactive.
Are you making a lasting impression? Business people are in such a hurry today to get things done that their interactions have a 'transactional' look and feel. If you want to have a greater impact with your business relationships and become more valuable to the people you work with, learning how to make a lasting impression will be a game changer on your long term success.
Letting your emotions dictate what you say in the heat of an argument can cause you to go into damage control mode. It's all about responding vs reacting to situations that push your buttons.
Stress is normal in the workplace but when leaders get stressed, everyone is affected. In today's Business Wingmen episode, your hosts, Steve and Travis Smith, discuss the types of workplace stress, how these conditions come about and practical ways to handle stress in the moment or eliminate it all together.
Today's episode deals with expectations. Are you clear about yours? Most misunderstandings come about because we (or the other person) does not communicate clearly what we want. Listen in as your Business Wingmen co-hosts, Steve and Travis Smith debate why this happens and how best to make clear what you want and what you expect from others.
Steve Smith and Travis Smith are experienced professionals with a combined 55 years in business. They are also father and son. Together, they explore the many facets of professional development and business success.