Jodi Glickman tackles common objections to love at work. She makes the argument that without gaining the love of your coworkers and supervisors, you will not get ahead.
- Now, you might be sitting there, thinking to yourself, "Jodi, this doesn't really work for me. "I mean, love, at work, I'm just not that guy. "I'm not that person. "I don't really care if people like me. "I'm smart. "I get my work done. "I don't need people to like me." So, I hear you. I get that, but love isn't like. I don't really care if people like you either. Like is kind of inauthentic. It's about being nice, feels kind of fake.
I don't need you to be a nice person, but you really do need to be loved if you're going to get ahead in your career, if you're going to win in business. Love is about trust. It's about respect. It's about admiration. And you won't get anywhere without those. If I don't trust you, if I don't respect you, if I don't admire you, you are not getting ahead. You're just not. So, like, yeah, it's kind of, you know, flat, inauthentic, fake.
Tough love, maybe you have to be the person to make tough decisions. Maybe you have to put your foot down and say no. Maybe you have to tell me the bad news that's coming down the pipeline. But the way you make me love you is by being transparent about that bad news, by taking initiative and forward momentum and figuring out a problem, by being generous, by walking in every day and saying, "How do I make this place better? "How do I make my team's life better? "How do I make the client's life better?" There is no scenario in which you do get ahead if I don't love you.
I don't need to like you, but I absolutely need to love you for you to get ahead.
- Exploring the benefits of working for people you love
- Reaping the benefits of making people love you
- Incorporating generosity into your everyday life
- Demonstrating initiative at work
- Maintaining forward momentum
- Remaining transparent even when things go wrong