My post today on Inc.com, “How to Build the Best Relationships With Both Leaders and Superiors,” begins:
Misunderstanding how we like helping others holds many back from building relationships with leaders and superiors. Getting their help can advance you.
You get that meeting with that decision-maker/founder/CEO/titan/guru/expert who can make your project happen.
You’ve dreamed of this chance for years.
How do you interact with this person?
If you’re like most people, you treat them deferentially, meaning you show respect. You don’t ask too much of them. After all, they’re doing you a favor, right?
I suggest avoiding this strategy, however natural it feels.
Read the rest at the site: How to Build the Best Relationships With Both Leaders and Superiors.
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book