Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: Have you ever wondered, "How do I get my boss to listen to me?"
It's a question that comes up frequently in coaching sessions. In one particular session, Sarah, a manager of a growing team of analysts, was asking the question.
Hollis Thomases founded WebAdvantage.net, a specialized agency providing strategic digital media and marketing solutions to challenger brands and large non-profits, in 1998. Hollis advocates for tactics, airtight processes and prudent ad spending that ultimately generate cost-effective website actions for clients, a philosophy that has earned her a reputation as online marketing’s “Voice of Reason.” Hollis authored the book, Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day, has been a bi-weekly media planning columnist for ClickZ since 2005 and has appeared on television and radio news programs. In 2007, Hollis was named Maryland’s “Small Business Person of the Year” by the SBA.
Want to be a life long learner? Keeping a Learning Journal is a huge differentiator – those people who practice reflective learning are the ones who leap frog over others. Are you taking detailed notes focused on what is important to you and your learning goals?
People Reading is about being here now in this moment observing and listening.
It is having the awareness of how behavior and motivators impact what is meaningful for the other person. People reading is NOT putting someone else in a box and leaving them there. We don’t want to say, “He is always a High Dominate style communicator so I am always going to approach him that way.” Nor do we want to say, “She is always a High Social so I am going to talk only about helping other people when I am with her.” That is putting someone in a box and leaving them there.
Evan Girard is an Editor with Pearson Learning Solutions, a college publishing company. After a few moments of catching up with each other, I began asking Evan questions for this interview:
Shawn: Evan, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the Talent@Work People Reading blog. What causes someone to be successful when communicating with you?
The High Compliance style has these behavioral characteristics:
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