CONNECT FIRST - 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

CONNECT FIRST
52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work
1. Establish respect
2. Always engage all your senses
3. Take charge and become likable
4. Grow loyalty, the glue that bonds
7. Increase your impact by making meaning
6. Fight fear by being a first-mover
5. Resolve conflicts and engage
The basics of showing respect to other people pack an enormous punch, so make sure you perform them well. Do all the little things that show you're human, and that you don't take other people for granted.
You can't rely on words alone to connect with people. They're too black and white. Instead, be with the people around you. Talk and experience things together. Watch for little hints that enrich connections.
Social media means your private persona and your public persona need to match up. Take charge of your reputation. Make a difference by being your most likable self at all times and in all settings. Be self-aware.
You can't achieve your dreams alone. To get the most out of the people you work with, tap into what makes them tick. This is the glue that bonds great teams together and empowers people to do their best work.
Things happen, and conflicts arise. Just remember the deepest connections tend to get forged during the heat of the battle. Work through your differences and learn how to collaborate with anyone and everyone.
The best way to fight fear is to be a first-mover. When you step outside your comfort zone and build bridges, you create some common ground that builds connections. Take the first step and things will often fall into place.
Once you've connected, you can then figure out good ways to leverage your platform. No matter what your position, there are always opportunities to create meaning and have a positive impact. Be enthusiastic and courageous.
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