Is It That Difficult to Be Liked?
Are you over focused on productivity and being efficient? As a business culture, have we lost our way with how important simple appreciation and gratitude is?
Did you know that success in the workplace is directly related to popularity? Now relax, if you are conjuring up visions of high school and that social scene. As adults, we often measure popularity on a whole new scale.
So think what will set you apart and make you likable; and memorable to those who you work with; your clients and your potential business partners.
Imagine if you sent out cards from time to time to your top clients; business prospects and sales team? How far would that go to make them feel appreciated and make you more memorable and likable to them?
Tim Sanders, the Chief Solutions Office at Yahoo.com said – “Our nation is so focused on efficiency and productivity that we forget that “likeability” is truly our lifeline. People who are likable, or who have what I call a high “L-Factor” tend to land jobs more easily, find friends more quickly and have happier relationships. I now believe that having a high “L-Factor” isn’t just a way to improve your life, it’s a way to save it!”
A 2000 Yale University study concluded that today’s successful business leaders, for the most part, attained their competitive edge through their “likeability” factor, and that being a high one!
So, what can you do today to increase your “L-Factor”?
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