Monday, March 20, 2006
I have always had heroes and heroines - people that I have admired and have had so much respect for. Some of these are famous, some of these I know on a personal level. What I have found is that watching successful people is a brilliant way to develop yourself. Of course, you have to develop your own identity and allow your own character to shine but I have always added to this, by learning from others. In school copying is not allowed but in business it should be encouraged. When you see someone handle a situation well...look, learn and use that knowledge when you are in a similar position. Watch how successful people handle their teams, how they motivate, how they ensure that the team achieves their goals. Two skills worth watching are how successful people handle meetings, and how their handle one on ones - key aspects of your role. Watch, then copy. You don't have to learn from your boss, look out for other people around you, who you can learn from.... Tips I have got from "copying" are:- knowing people's names around the business, building diverse teams, using pauses in presentations for effect, don't just develop a product - sell the benefits....what tips have you got from people ?