background preloader

Building Professional Relationships

Facebook Twitter

Interpersonal and Collaboration Skills - 21st Century Skills. How to Build Better Business Relationships. Whether you recognize it or not, all successful small businesses–regardless of what they do or sell–have one thing in common: their owners know how to build and maintain relationships.

How to Build Better Business Relationships

The truth is that entrepreneurs too often get caught up in the details of the kinds of products or services they are selling to notice how critical it is to build relationships not just with your customers, but also with your vendors, employees and–gasp–even your competitors. "Without strong relationships, it is impossible to have success as a business owner," says Michael Denisoff, who is the founder and CEO of Denisoff Consulting Group in Redondo Beach, California. "You need to have long-term customers and good vendor relationships that will carry you through challenging times or tight deadlines, as well as relationships with other business owners to share struggles, resources and best practices that can really give you an edge. 9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships.

Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships

But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success is impossible unless you treat other people with kindness, regard, and respect. After all, you can be a rich jerk... but you will also be a lonely jerk. That's why people who build extraordinary business relationships: 1. A customer gets mad. Sometimes, whatever the issue and regardless of who is actually at fault, some people step in and take the hit. Few acts are more selfless than taking the undeserved hit. 2. It's easy to help when you're asked. Very few people offer help before they have been asked, even though most of the time that is when a little help will make the greatest impact.

Instead they come up with specific ways they can help. Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision. Image credit: iStockphoto Abraham Lincoln inspired me, like so many others, to lead by relationships.

Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision

Donald T. Phillips (Lincoln on Leadership) and Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) describe that president as a kind, gentle and genuinely personable man for whom many subordinates deeply cared. He got close to his cabinet, his personal secretaries and his generals, and wasn't afraid to let them into his personal world. But Lincoln never gave up his ideals. The key to building relationships that will strengthen an educational leader's vision is being highly accessible and spending quality time talking and listening to teachers and support staff.

Here are my four suggestions toward becoming a more effective leader. 1. Be a presence in schools each day. 2. Invite a school leader's cabinet to an early takeout dinner once per month. 3. Hold vision town halls during which you share your short-, mid- and long-term goals in a conversation-style gathering. How to Build Better Business Relationships.

Building Good Work Relationships - From MindTools.com. Making Work Enjoyable and Productive Good working relationships lead to enjoyment and higher productivity. © iStockphoto/snapphoto How good are the relationships that you have with your colleagues?

Building Good Work Relationships - From MindTools.com

According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn't have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in the workplace are more likely to be satisfied. In this article, we're looking at how you can build strong, positive relationships at work. Why Have Good Relationships? Human beings are naturally social creatures – we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. Good working relationships give us several other benefits: our work is more enjoyable when we have good relationships with those around us. 10 Tips For Building Strong Professional Relationships. Interpersonal Savvy. A Free Membership That Supports Your Leadership Needs - Join and Save Did you know that you can join the open and always-free myCCL at no cost and get a discount on this CCL Press Publication?

Interpersonal Savvy

CCL provides myCCL members with a 5% discount on CCL Press Publications like this just for being a member. Membership is complimentary in order to support our non-profit goal of connecting a world community of leaders and providing the best in leadership and leadership development for the benefit of societies world-wide. Join the always-free myCCL online community and get access to this discount along with a host of resources to support you or your organization with its leadership needs. Dive Deeper and Get More Benefits Through myCCL PREMIUM For those leaders that want deeper discounts and access to the latest and greatest CCL has to offer, CCL provides a paid level of our online community — myCCL PREMIUM.

Already a member? We look forward to supporting you on your leadership journey!