In this podcast, I interview Doug Bishop, CEO of MMA-Bouchard Region. Doug has an intentional approach to developing people, raising up leaders and building a culture. Tune into this podcast to learn what you can do to keep their attention, motivate them and continuously point them to a more positive future.
The ideal way to communicate, whether at work, at home or with friends is to be straight-forward, honest, caring, reliable and proactive. This is known as being assertive. Even though fear may try and hold you back, when you’re assertive you’ll get to the heart of issues before they grow into disasters. If fear takes over, you’ll find yourself reacting instead of proactively communicating. When this happens your communication style will turn passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive. These styles of communication are the poison that destroys relationships.
Throughout history, skilled negotiators have helped topple dictators, avert war and grow large companies.
Whether on the battlefield or in the conference room, negotiation skills are critical to help you realize what you are willing to settle for in the moment to gain what you want in the future.
My negotiation experience hasn’t been in the military nor a Hollywood conference room. It’s be with assisting emerging growth companies. These are $5 to $50 million companies growing by 15% or more annually. Over the years I’ve compiled a list of essentials for succeeding in business negotiations.
Here are my 10 immutable laws for negation success:
Managers often ask, “How can I motivate my sales team and other team members?” Many language experts say we can’t really motivate other people; we can only motivate ourselves.
Is this really true? Well, the dictionary describes motivate as “to provide with a motive; impel.” It defines inspire as “to influence, move or guide by extraordinary inspiration; to exert an animating, action-oriented or exalting influence on; to spur on.”
It seems like inspire is indeed the more accurate word to use about encouraging others to perform at an optimum level. So how can we inspire our team members?