Now that you have got the idea what leveraging is I want you to know how you can improve upon your relationships? Most of you would know might these simple steps and may know that it is not a rocket science.
The day when you make your first relationship (the day when you are born) you grab the attention of your mom by crying. This practice of grabbing attention stays but the mode with which it is attained changes with age.You give a smile, and that’s the beginning of a positive relationship. But to sustain it you need and later utilize it, it requires certain efforts.
Some days back I had a target to complete a project, simultaneously; I had to make a presentation, both the tasks were of high priority. I asked a colleague of mine for some help to make the presentation. I just asked her to make a skeleton for it and I would add the rest of the details. But to my surprise she completed the whole presentation for me and I got out with both the targets with flying colors. I didn’t forget to appreciate her in front of the team for the help she provided me.
This was a leverage of my relationship with her. Over the period of time I have developed a very positive rapport with my colleagues that we have a very healthy competition and a great helping team.
I achieved this by following certain simple steps.
Respect: You should be giving respect to the other person; it comes by talking with respect, sticking to time or being punctual with appointments and keeping your commitments. You never know how much it hurts the other person when you don’t keep your commitments.
No disparaging: You should not disparage your friends, colleagues in front of others and even behind them. You never know when your deed reaches your friend/colleague and in what format.
With family members it’s even simpler.
Working closely with family: any assignments or a group activity should be participated with full heart.
Reminding some good old moments: When you are out of touch with a colleague or a friend you can make him remember certain cherished old moments and repeat them more often.
Show interest in future endeavors: Whenever there are discussions in your family/office team show genuine interest and put relevant inputs after researching that subject. This would also help develop your knowledge base.
Help: Try to help from the bottom of your heart as your eyes will surely say whether you are genuinely interested in the tasks/talks or not.
If you don’t want it the straight way to build relationships then you learn to kiss ass from Jon.
Well, I follow a mixture of these tips and I am growing at a decent pace in my organization as well as sharing a beautiful relationship with my friends and family members.
I would pose similar questions to the readers; how well they are with their relationships? and are they in a position to leverage it? And do you think you can add to the list that I have provided above?