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When two or more people are involved in a relationship they will adopt a certain style of behaviour towards one another.

The same can be said of a leader and members of their team.

One of the most fundamental characteristics of such behaviour is the respect that is shown for the other's rights or opinions.

 

There are three basic behaviours involved in a relationship:

AGGRESSIVE: "I have my rights, you have none" (Win-Lose)

ASSERTIVE: "I have my rights, you have yours" (Win-Win)

SUBMISSIVE: "You have your rights, I have none" (Lose-Win)

This quick guide reminds you of how these three basic behaviours manifest themselves and the impact they can have on relationships.

 UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOURS


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We have all experienced the dread of attending a meeting where we know 'that person' will be there - the one that always manages to press the wrong buttons.

When dealing with difficult people, stay out of it emotionally and concentrate on listening non-defensively and actively. People may make disparaging and emotional remarks - don't rise to the bait!

When dealing with difficult people, it is important to keep the emotions in check and concentrate on listening non-defensively and actively to what is being said. People may make disparaging and emotional remarks - but don't rise to the bait!

Here are just eight reminders to help you overcome these difficult situations.

Don't Get Hooked !!! (more…)


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As a leader, your every behaviour can be under scrutiny from your direct reports, your peers, key stakeholders etc. You need to make sure that what you do and how you behave does not alienate people, or undermining the commitment and effectiveness of your team.

You need to make sure you are aware of behaviours - whether strengths, weaknesses or leadership style - that could derail your leadership position.

This checklist takes you through a reflective self-assessment of how you think you work with your key contacts and enables you to produce a development plan focusing on improving any derailing behaviours you may have developed.

 ANALYSING DERAILING BEHAVIOURS 


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Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change.

It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.

TA  is based on the theory that each person has three ego states: parent, adult and child.It is a simple yet accurate means of situating our own behaviour patterns within the wider context of human interaction.

As a leader - understanding the concepts behind TA can help you understand your own and others behaviour.

To read a short introduction to TA - Click Here

 Watch and Learn -  Click Here


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