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How do you react when you’re treated badly or disrespected by colleagues, friends or the general public?

How about when you meet wait staff at a restaurant or cafe, or servers at the supermarket and they don’t greet you with the warm, friendly tone one might come to expect?

Do you work with people who appear to vibrate on a lower level to you?

Sometimes you meet a downright fool.

Funnily enough, in a lot of workplaces, respect is listed as a company “value”. Yet some people within the company treat colleagues and customers without respect.

It leads me to think “What is wrong with them? Why do they have to be that way?”

Why can’t people just be respectful and nice to other people all the time?

When it comes to the workplace this is just simply not the case.

Some people aren’t as uppity and bubbly as others. Some just don’t like to smile; some are always negative. Something is always going wrong.

And sometimes people can be going through rough times, but sometimes it’s their disposition. Negativity attracts negativity.

As a positive extrovert, it’s hard not to take these types of behaviour personally.

But the truth is, these people have as much of a right to be negative and a Debbie Downer as positive and perpetually happy people have to be just that.

There is not right or wrong.

The best thing we can do in these is to not let these instances take up real estate in our minds.

Another tactic is to be grateful that you are you.

You are not them.

They have to live with it – you don’t.

Release the negative impact it has on you, and keep your posture and head held high and most of all your authenticity and integrity.

I’d love to know about you – whether you’re a positive or a negative person and how you respond to unpleasant encounters. Does it bother you?

#respect #workplace #treatment #losers #hrhottips #leadership #authentic #integrity

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Are you an aspiring leader? Three questions to regularly ask yourself early on in your leadership journey

After a month away from the office and travelling around Canada, and back to Australia, it got me thinking about the presence of leadership in all of our travels. And we all travel. It may be to the store, it may be to another town or it may be to the other side of the globe, but one consistent thing across town, borders and continents is the importance of leadership. From the grocery store, to political parties, to your school, university or workplace, it is leadership (good and bad) that is ever-present and what mostly drives us to want to succeed.

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Leadership doesn’t necessarily come naturally to people who are in positions of managing other people, and people are promoted to leadership roles on the basis of their technical skills, rather than on their leadership skills, all the time. If you’re an aspiring leader, here are three questions to ask yourself daily – that you must answer “yes” to daily – in order to provide a solid foundation and boost your chances of early success, as you travel through towns, industries and even borders in your leadership journey:

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Are your goals setting you up for success?

Workplace goals exist to move the business forward in line with the organisation’s vision and strategy. They can come in varied forms but the SMART acronym (the letters of which have many interchangeable versions with the same idea) is one basis often used to assist with goal creation and setting. Generally, your SMART goals will be set for you either by direction from your leader, or collaboratively, in line with what the business wants to achieve. But what about what you want to achieve?

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