Surgical Networking – The most important networking you need to do!

  Networking as part of the Executive Coaching & Advisory at Stryder Performance We have all heard about the value and importance of networking in our work and careers. For many of us knowledge about networking is not enough. The thought of it is cause for anxiety. At Stryder Performance we also value networking, and while we admire and applaud those who embrace networking on a large scale our approach is quite unique and very much strategic in its execution. We coach & advise the concept and philosophy of “Surgical Networking.” We often paint the image of a dart...

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Tip # 116 – The Word Contribution in Managing and Leading Others!

  I was reading some work by Mr. Peter Drucker the other day and he reminded me of a fantastic tip to keep front and center when working with others… “The most important change you can make in your vocabulary in business is to use the word contribution instead of success. When you start thinking in terms of contribution, your whole attitude about yourself, as a manager, and other people in the workplace as well, changes in a very positive way.” Definitely a word to consider! – Doc...

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Inspiration from Dan Pink – Logan Stix

  I have followed the work of Dan Pink (the author of Drive and others) for years.   The other day I came across his Blog on three quotations he regularly reminds himself of. “Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now.” – Viktor Frankl “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs “Being a professional is doing the things you love to do — even on the days you don’t feel like doing it.” – Julius Erving...

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Tip # 115 – Building Rapport with Others – Mind the 3 “R’s”

  DID YOU KNOW BUILDING RAPPORT WITH OTHERS IS AS SIMPLE AS FOLLOWING THE 3 “R’s”? RESPECT YOURSELF. RESPECT OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL YOUR ACTIONS  

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Great Meeting Etiquette

Great Meeting Etiquette Code of Conduct Be punctual or even better turn up a bit earlier. If this is not possible, arrive at the scheduled time at the latest. But don’t be late! If you turn up late, step in quickly and quietly while taking your seat. The less interruption you create the better. When invited to a business meeting, be sure to reply if a reply is requested. Don’t expect others to fill you in during or after the meeting. Come prepared with pen and paper having read the agenda. Be Prepared. If you need to hold a presentation, make sure that handouts, PowerPoint slides...

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