…To be an effective professional, you don't have to be a world class psychologist.…You do, however, want to hone your people skills.…Using logic and observation, you can learn to understand others better.…Here's a great place to start.…Think about what it is that motivates others.…There are many things that might drive…one's behaviors: the need for attention, a desire…for control, a love of helping others, a…need for achievement, or a longing to belong.…I want you to think about your immediate supervisor…as we briefly consider several common types of internal motivation.…
Think about how they've behaved in the office over the last six to 12 months.…Think about their average or typical behavior.…As we walk through these motivations, don't think…about them as good or bad, per se.…They can all be healthy, within limits.…Okay.…First, let's think about the need for attention.…Some people like to be noticed.…They want praise.…They want to look good in the eyes of others.…They love winning and they certainly enjoy receiving awards.…
- Explore how self-reflection is a starting point for understanding others.
- Review they ways that social capital (credibility) relate to performance, recognition, and helping others.
- Recall different kinds of communication channels you can establish with your manager.
- Identify the most effective ways to promote your accomplishments.
- Review methods for documenting issues that help you communicate up.
- Explore key strategies for working with a remote manager.
- Examine ways to repair a damaged relationship with your manager.