Understanding Yourself and Others
Relationships flourish or cease based on the level of understanding and acceptance the parties have of each other.
So, we have to ask ourselves, is our understanding of people based on what we like or dislike about them, or do we look deeper, at their motivation and intent, and truly try to see their point of view, because if we do, we may see a very different picture?
The very popular 80/20 rule tells us that most people are good and simply want to get on with others around them, but there are approximately 20% of people who will behave in ways that seem aloof, entitled and indifferent.
However, even then, the experts tell us that most of these people, if given the right environment and understanding, will also come on board. In fact, there is only a very small percentage of people who simply don’t want to try.
So, why do we spend so much time on the negative few, when we have so many others just wanting to be understood and wanting to feel accepted.
People are simply different!
Let’s make sure that we don’t jump to conclusions too quickly and that we take the time to recognise these differences in people and if necessary, change our approach to get a better result.
Judgement and criticism are not attractive qualities in a person, but they are easily formed and can embed themselves very deeply into our daily lives and behaviours. Don’t let criticism be your resting place when dealing with people, let it be acceptance.
A basic need that humans have is to be understood, accepted and to be part of a tribe.
A diverse organisation, that embraces different ideas and opinions, will also be an innovative and productive organisation.
Remember - It’s the acceptance of the differences that make the difference!
Register your team into the Understanding and Managing Behaviour Workshop in your state now
Des Penny - Co-CEO
I would love for you and your team to join myself and the Proteus team in May for the national Breakfast series scheduled for Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
I am speaking on the topic: The Tribe Has Spoken – taking a look at what is happening in workplaces and leadership roles right now, and how we will need to look tomorrow.
This is a very powerful topic that every Leader should hear. Don’t miss out - register your team now.
We are thrilled to be able to announce the launch of our new in-house program – ‘The Complete Leader.’ This program has taken four essential skills that are required to be successful in leadership and over two days, participants will not only learn theory but are given the opportunity to practice the skills and embed them into their lives.
Check out our website now for further information on this great program or contact Proteus on 1300 219 903 to book your in-house program.
Richard Dore kicks off the Positive Culture Day in 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre last week. Approximately 40 participants from a diverse range of industries participated in this exciting event. Check out our website for the next scheduled event in your area.
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This one-day interactive seminar will give you answers to why people behave the way they do and will equip you with strategies to initiate better communication and better relationships.
This seminar is a must for anyone wanting to build better relationships both in the workplace and in life.
“Clearly articulated with real life examples in the workplace made it easy to understand and put into practice back in the workplace. Well done!!”
Maria Cervini - Department of Primary Industries & Regions SA
“A must for anyone who manages staff. Provides many answers to the questions that you ask yourself daily about staff performance and their actions and also your response to these.”
Michael Beck - City of Greater Dandenong
“Excellent. It was extremely informative and gave real examples that can be put into practice straight away.”
Jade Hand - Murray Mallee Community Health Service