Do you know how leaders connect using 5 simple steps?
To improve your relationships, you need to connect more with others. Every leader, regardless of where they are on the path to growth, can do these 5 simple steps and connect more with others.
1. Find Common Ground
If you look closely, you will uncover things that you share with others. People like people to like them. It’s a need to belong. You want to be around people who like you. The best way to connect with others is to be likable and find what’s similar, what you have in common.
2. Share A Compliment
Flattery is worth its weight in gold. Everyone wants everyone to say nice things about them. You can find the nuggets of positive things to say, even if it’s only one thing. Just as you enjoy receiving compliments, you should learn to give them. Say something nice, it’s a nice thing to do.
3. Admit When You Are Wrong
People like you for your accomplishments, but they love you for your mistakes. You might have heard the saying that confession is good for the soul. It’s true and it’s also the right thing to do. Admitting your wrong say’s, you are human. Don’t be afraid to say you are not perfect. Be honest.
4. Smile More Often
A smile in any language means that I like you. Smiling is good for your emotions as well. It helps you feel better about yourself and life. You want to be with happy people. They make you feel happy, so return the favor. Be a happy person to be around and smile often.
5. Listen With An Ear To Understand
Hearing and listening are not the same. Listening means you are interested in what others are saying. You want people to listen to what you are saying. To connect more with others, listen without interruption, always seek first to understand others and then for others to understand you.
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Remember how leaders connect using 5 simple steps: find common ground, share a compliment, admit when you are wrong, smile, and listen with an ear to understand.