Relationship : Success Strategy Activities

1. Pick one person each week to get to know better. It can be someone you work, socialize, go to Church with, etc. Take time to talk with that person. Encourage him to tell you about himself. Then do whatever it takes to remember the information. When you later see that person, as heart felt questions based on your knowledge of him

2. Set aside some time to reflect on whether you are advancing yourself by taking advantage of others. If you are, go to the person you have exploited, any try to repair the relationship : apologize, offer restitution, change your interaction so that it is mutually beneficial, and determine not to repeat the same error.

3. Select someone you have desired to know or that you wish to develop a business relationship with. Try initiating relationship with that person by selecting one of the following strategies.

  • Ask a person for advise
  • Ask the person to do your favor.
  • Learn that the person's interest are, find our some information about that interest, and them meet with the person for the first time only with goal of discussing that interest.

4. The next time you plan to meet with a friend or colleague, plan to bring something or the table before you get together. But a book or tape that you know that he or she will enjoy. Plan to introduce the person to a good business or personal contact that you know. Be Creative.

5. Become a student of people by creating a "people notebook" At the end of each day, try to record one observation about specific person you encountered during the day or about people in general based on your experiences. In addition, write down insightful quotes that you hear or read about people. At the end of each month, review your quotes. Look for patterns in your observations, and draw truths about people from those observations. Then file especially good quotes for later use. Review the notebook again at the end of the year.

Go to :  Executive Skills

The Successful Person Values : Relationships.

Recently came to know about the group of teachers who were surprised by the results of the questionnaire they sent to more than 2000 Employers. As a service to student, they asked: "Will you please look up the last three persons dismissed from your business, and tell us why you let them go ? "In two out of three cases - Regardless of the type of work or area of the country - the answer was the same :" They were dismissed because they could not get along with other people"

Business people who accomplish great things recognize the importance of people to their success. A H Smith , former president  of a leading railroad in the US said " A rail road is 95% man and 5% iron. " His observation reflects what other successful people know and what various scientific studies have proven. If you learn how to deal with others, you will have gone about 85% of the way down the road to success in any business, occupation, profession. And you will have done about 99% of the way down the road to personal happiness.

The bottom line is that or relationship make or break us. The quality of our relationship with our spouse will determine what our relationships are like with our children. Our family relationship will set the tone for our outlook with others. Rarely have i met a person who is successful in long run who does not have good relationship with his or her spouse.

Likewise the quality of our relationships with our co-workers, bosses, and employees are largely responsible with our success or failure in business. All the technical expertise and skills in the world will not enable a person to achieve what he wants unless he can develop positive relationship with others.

If you have doubts concerning this, consider there facts. In actual studies of leadership in American business, it has been proven that,

  • The average executives spends three fourths of the wording day dealing with - People.
  • The largest single cost in most businesses is - People
  • The biggest, most valuable asset any company has as its - People.
  • All Plans by an executive are carried out by - Or fail to be carried out by - People
If you want to be a success in life - No matter what goals you have or profession you choose - you mist learnt to develop positive relationship with people.

How to Build Good Relationship with people:
  1. Take your focus of yourself : The potential for good relationships increases dramatically when you begin focusing on others.
  2. Care a lot about them.
  3. Know a lot about them.
  4. Don't Under estimate the value of any individual you deal with.
  5. Do not take advantage of people.
  6. As for advice or special favors.
  7. Always bring something to the table. which support their goals.
  8. Be considerate of people's feeling.
  9. Be alert to provide service to others : Two out of three customers that you loose leave because they are dissatisfied with the service they receive.
  10. Be a good listener.
  11. Talk in terms of the other person's interest.
  12. Make the other person feel important : There is nothing on Earth more important than people.
  13. Be credible and consistent. : People must first buy into you before they will buy into your vision or your product.
  14. Avoid Arguments.
  15. Become a student of people.