Relationship Roundup

This week in the Roundup, learn to say “no”, how to mix twitter with business, accepting feedback, knowing when to be assertive, and a new way to onboard new recruits.

The art of the “No”: Learning to strategically say “no” helps preserve your reputation, time, and energy and keep you focused on your primary goals. Read this Thought Leaders, LLC article to refine your strategy: http://bit.ly/OxjOF1.

Tweak your Twitter image: Effectively applying Twitter to your business repertoire requires a little tweaking. Read some suggested minimal changes here: http://bit.ly/QrPvgo.

Feedback your way to success: At myGreenlight, tapping into the feedback loop is not only key to knowing who’s got your back, but also what’s holding you back from your ultimate success. Read this CBS Moneywatch article on feedback and how it can accelerate your progress: http://cbsn.ws/NI9iJv.

How and when to exercise assertiveness: Whether assertiveness is your natural style or not, certain situations require it and certain situations require that it be used with finesse. Read this Harvard Business Review blog on the best practices for inserting assertiveness into your communication style: http://bit.ly/O6v3p3.

Onboard and engage with game play – Companies looking for a seamless way to foster relationships with new employees’ might look into Team Alaya, a gamification platform designed to onboard new recruits. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/MMYrB3.

Kibibi Springs is myGreenlight’s Community Director.

Relationship Roundup

This week in the roundup, a networking power plan, Gen Y’s relational advantage, responding to negative feedback, and the Smile Factor.

Network power plan – Pre-planning your strategy for networking events betters your chances for getting to the right prospects so you can focus on whom to build relationships with. Learn how to create a solid game plan in this CBS MoneyWatch article: http://cbsn.ws/MZx8xS.

Gen Y Advantage – It seems that Gen Y knows how to build relationships with its younger counterparts to the advantage of their careers. Learn what they are doing here: http://cbsn.ws/LBVUIj.

Responding to Negative Feedback – Social media is making customer relationships tricky to manage. Being skillful with your response to negative feedback is critical. Learn some of the finer points of feedback response here: http://bit.ly/KI5Agn.

The Smile Factor – Warming up a face-to-face introduction with a smile often works. Making your marketing deliver the same effect can have long lasting positive results in building the relationship with the customer. Learn how to create smile worthy communication here: http://bit.ly/N2K9J4.

Kibibi Springs is myGreenlight’s Community Director. 

Mini Mission Monday

There are days set aside on the calendar to appreciate specific people – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Administrative Professionals Day, even a Boss’s Day.  But there is nothing that says that your appreciation and admiration needs to fall on a specific holiday.  You can make anyone’s day special by giving them some unexpected positive feedback. People remember people who make them feel good.

Tell someone today what you admire or appreciate about them – surprise generosity is the best kind!

Extra Credit: Set a goal to say something positive to 5 people, or 10, or everyone you meet today.