In the immortal words of the Cheers theme, “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came,” and whether or not we admit it, being well-liked at the office is a great perk for the daily grind.
Lama Ataya at Bayt Blog has done us a huge favor by letting the shy folks out there bypass the humiliation of asking “Why don’t you like me?” and offering up seven tips to make Monday mornings that much better.
1. Genuinely see the best in those around you
Rather than dwelling on colleagues’ areas of weakness and deficiency; aim to bring out the best in them. A genuine positivity in your outlook and approach will reap tremendous benefits in terms of how others perceive you and will earn you kudos as you try to get buy-in from colleagues and different stakeholders within your organisation.
2. Aim to be interested rather than just interesting
Do you turn every story you hear into a story about you? Are you perhaps known in some circles as a little egocentric or self-centered at times? Try to show more interest in other people and be as genuine as you can. Practice active listening instead of talking and genuinely show empathy and understanding and interest towards those you work with. It’s great if you are in top form and have great stories to tell but be conscious not to intimidate or alienate those who are trying to impress you and gain a little recognition of their own.
Full story at Bayt Blog.
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