Curious title… yes!
I’ve always been drawn to people, both in life and as part of my career. They interest me, intrigue me and yes, sometimes disappoint me. As an optimist, I am not here to focus on the negative, but I do want to raise the awareness of the “good stuff” for those who would benefit from a little self-awareness and improvement. I’m the observer and the people watcher, which has served me well over the years.
Let’s talk about the “good stuff”, respect and admiration for just a moment. Over the course of my career, I have encountered many types of people:
For me, I prefer working with the first 4 types. Don’t get me wrong…being competitive and driven can be great but there is a time and a place for it and you need not forget about the people you work with. Cut-throat is not my style and it drains my “good energy”.
I recently saw a post on LinkedIn, quoting the type of work practice and ethos I’m into, so I shared it.
It’s that simple and so true. Let’s use Sir Richard Branson ( inspirational leader) as the example… he’s an extremely successful and powerful entrepreneur who develops ideas into businesses that for the most part, have excelled. Did he do this alone? No. He sought advice, created his support team and ensured that everyone worked together for one common goal>SUCCESS. He motivates and rewards his teams too, which is why and how he has done so well. So the next time you hear a story or read a story about dear Richard, know that he picked and lead his teams well to get where he is today.
When you consider how much time we spend at work each day and week… our rituals and experiences need to be positive don’t they? Yes there are targets and yes there are objectives but for me, a business cannot and will not succeed if their people do not support one another. Would you like another benefit of working together? Okay… what about learning from one another? Each person that you encounter in your workplace has a different style, level of knowledge and expertise in a company or if they’ve been doing it a while, their sector. It’s not a competition, it’s a learning experience. I myself have learned from people 10 years my junior and 20 years my senior. Make someone feel good and ask how they would go about doing a task you’re about to do. You will probably learn something great, but you will also make your co-worker feel needed and trusted. Everyone started somewhere, everyone needs help and guidance no matter the level and people do genuinely need people.