4 Tips to Become a Better Business Person

by  Piera Palazzolo  |  Leadership Development

We have long heard about the importance of teamwork in the workplace. However, while there is no “I” in team, you will be of no use to your team if you take zero time to work on yourself. As the year ends, take some time to invest in becoming a better business person and team member. Use the following tips to help bring out the best business professional in you.

1.       Work On Your Overall Personal Development

Whether you are the CEO of a company, or are in a non-management position, there is always room for you to grow and learn new skills that can ultimately help you in your career. Actively look for leadership training opportunities and stay up-to-date on industry news.  By working on your personal development, you will become more valuable to your company.

2.       Learn How to Control Your Stress Levels

According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems. Stress also has a negative impact on your work performance. The good thing about stress is that you can learn how to control it. Work on your time management skills, keep the big picture in mind, create happiness for others, and always strive to do the best work that you can. Create an environment for yourself that reduces stress so that you can reach your full potential, and ultimately are able to better assist your company in reaching its goals.

3.       Improve Your Interpersonal Skills

Being skilled at your job is obviously extremely important, but how you get along with those around you plays a large role in creating a successful and engaging environment. If you want to learn how to win friends and influence people, the key is having keen interpersonal skills. Strengthen these skills by learning about the people you work with and staying professional and confident.

4.       Get Organized

Being organized is an important skill that can greatly contribute to your overall productivity, efficiency and happiness. One way to stay organized is by maintaining a daily planner which keeps all of your tasks in one set place. Try to prioritize your tasks to help you stay on pace with your workload. Also try to keep your workspace organized and clean. By learning organization skills, you can reduce your stress which will aid in your success.

Become a better business person by taking the necessary steps to improve yourself! What skills would you like to work on in the upcoming year? Share your tips and insights below! 

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Kentrell Liddell  |  29 Nov 2013  |  Reply

Great blog, Ms. Palazzolo! You are right that there can be no real team development apart from a leader’s personal development. In order to lead others, we must first demonstrate that we are able to follow. Great leaders are great teachers and even greater students. They understand that they do not have all the answers. Great leaders, however, tend to know just where to find the answers! On a slightly different note: In the area of cultural competence, instead of assuming, great leaders are not afraid to ask questions. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here and await more of your excellent blogs. Thank you!

Glen Gaugh  |  04 Dec 2013  |  Reply

I like practical advice, and this is it. Love the overarching focus of self-care and development. Getting organized isn’t a one-time event; I find that it is necessary anytime significant change happens, and it’s easy for me at least to find myself playing catch up to make my organization match my daily demands. Thanks!

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