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Working With People

  1. 1. Working With People: The Best Advice I Ever Got From A Job Interview Mitchell W. Manning, Sr. Chief Priorities Officer Priorities, Ltd 252-714-3481
  2. 2. The Situation <ul><li>I was being interviewed for an important promotion. One of the interviewers told me the new job was very different from all my current and previous jobs. He said success required working with people more than equipment, processes, and products. I couldn’t get it out of my head as I walked from his office to my cubicle. I could visualize his words on the rejection notice. So, I called him and asked if I could come back to his office to get his thoughts on what it took to be successful working with people. He said yes. I got the job. I still do my best to do what he told me. Because, it helped me become more successful than I ever imagined possible. </li></ul><ul><li>This is what Larry told me to do. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Working With People: 6 Principles <ul><li>Present A Positive Upbeat Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Straight Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up On Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Project A Good Image </li></ul><ul><li>Respect The Other Person’s Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Use Advisors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Present A Positive Upbeat Attitude <ul><li>Smile as often as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain upright comfortable posture </li></ul><ul><li>Show gratitude and say thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Apply Active Listening Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Look for positive intentions behind behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate the negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Accentuate the Positives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Straight Talk <ul><li>Think Before Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Calmly </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Concisely </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Consistently </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Confidently </li></ul>
  6. 6. Follow Up On Commitments <ul><li>Do – what you say when you say </li></ul><ul><li>Delay – when what you say can’t be done by you when you say </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate – when someone else can do what you say when you say, if you can’t </li></ul><ul><li>Drop – when what you say and when you say becomes immaterial </li></ul><ul><li>Keep People Informed </li></ul><ul><li>Show Your Commitment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project A Good Image <ul><li>Show You Care </li></ul><ul><li>Dress To Fit In </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Excellent Personal Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Do The Right Things </li></ul><ul><li>Do Good Things </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your Best </li></ul><ul><li>Model Professionalism </li></ul>
  8. 8. Respect The Other Person’s Situation <ul><li>Know Their Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Accountabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Values </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Know Their Needs and Wants </li></ul>
  9. 9. Use Advisors <ul><li>Benchmark Successful Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Emulate Successful Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Ask To Be Critiqued And Coached </li></ul><ul><li>Think 1, 3, and 5 Years Ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome Stretch Goals From Others </li></ul><ul><li>Surround Yourself With High Achievers </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Who Made You </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion: Working With People <ul><li>I’ve learned when working with people, if I think and feel something is really important, it probably is. It needs to be taken care of immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Present A Positive Upbeat Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Straight Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up On Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Project A Good Image </li></ul><ul><li>Respect The Other Person’s Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Use Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchell W. Manning Sr. Priorities, Ltd [email_address] </li></ul>