Ten ways to make a solid first impression

Distinguish yourself Effective leaders follow a certain template whenever they take on a new assignment or lead a new team.   I have witnessed firsthand some very successful leaders and found a pattern in how they start setting things in motion.  They make a solid first impression. I have found ten behavioral aspects that distinguish effective …

Listening with Impact

Listening Listening, both active and empathetic listening are important tools for effective leadership.  Practicing and making listening a habit provides huge benefits, not limited to the following: a.      It leaves a lasting impression on the other person b.      By listening you make the other person feel respected c.       Listening builds a certain level of trust, …

Influencing others’ behavior – the Pygmalion Effect

Two different styles The Pygmalion Effect comes from a branch of psychology, called Positive Psychology and essentially deals with expectation laid upon people.  The concept can be used in influencing others’ behavior by changing your own. In simple terms, the higher the expectation from students, the better their performance. Teachers, by changing their behavior towards …

Influencing others’ behavior by changing yours

Influence others A very important “collaborative” skillset to have is to ensure successful outcomes when you engage with people.   Effective leaders are skilled at influencing others’ behavior by changing their own.  This skill can be learned and practiced.  I have done it and so can you. When I worked for State Bank of India more …