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People Skills Success Radar: 9 Hidden Places to Find Your Empathy

It takes great people skills to succeed in business and it takes empathy to have great people skills. Have you discovered the full extent of your empathy? Without empathy — understanding and feeling what others are feeling — you fail to build trust and true connection.



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People Skills Success Radar: 9 Hidden Places to Find Your Empathy

Find your empathy to lead and engage employees, work with teammates, collaborate on projects, and succeed with customers. Give it even in the toughest moments. Your people skills success radar will help you find it.



Here is where empathy often hides:

  1. In what you are afraid to be. When people want to be seen as tough and strong, empathy hides to protect that image. Release and give your empathy. It shows that you are truly secure in who you are and confident enough to care for others. Inner strength is your billboard not fake toughness.



  2. In what you never received. Your empathy hides behind your unconscious scar of not receiving any. Find your empathy there and give it to others. It is the best way to get empathy and remove your scar.


  3. In the fear of failure. When people are afraid they will fail, they sometimes focus too much on themselves. Their fear hides their empathy. Uncover your empathy to uncover people skills success in business.


  4. In the myth that empathy makes others weak. Feeling what others feel doesn’t make them weak. Connection lifts people up. Your empathy makes them stronger as you light another way to success.


  5. In a logical focus. People who find comfort in logic — and discomfort in feelings — bury their empathy underneath analysis. Dig it up. Empathize before you analyze. It doesn’t bury you in feelings. Empathy is the connection before the solution. It is the secret to people skills success.



  6. Behind a wall of mistrust. When people are stung by an emotional manipulator, they sometimes put up walls to future connection. They don’t want to empathize and be stung by anyone again. Don’t hide your pain behind the wall. Call the stingers what they are — stinkers! Then share your empathy with the rest of the wonderful caring people in your world. Otherwise, the stinkers hide your people skills success behind the wall forever.


  7. In the wrong definition of empathy. Empathy doesn’t mean you agree with others. It simply says: “You matter, we matter, this matters, let’s find a solution.” You can empathize with someone’s feelings and yet not agree with their reasoning, conclusion, or solution. Share your empathy first to help them see a different view.


  8. In a judgmental ego. “I told you so” and “Everything that happened to you is your own fault” scream out your weakness. Quite ironic since these statements attempt to focus on others’ weakness! Silence your judgmental ego w/ a more powerful force — empathy. Then watch the magical power of connection bring you success.



  9. In a vengeful spirit. If you live a get even life, your empathy and success have difficulty living there too. And few will want to be there with you. Employees, colleagues, teammates, and definitely customers will keep their distance. Replace vengeance with forgiveness and move forward. Your empathy — not vengeance — will bring you people skills success.


Work and live the most basic human truth, success comes through connection. Empathy brings the magical power of connection to life. Find and share your empathy for people skills success.



What would you add to the list above? Is there a #10?



Let’s explore empathy in workshops with your teams and boost teamwork and business success!


From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Personality Types: Tapping the Profitable Secrets

Behind the labels of personality types lie the secrets to more profitable leadership and teamwork.

Workplace leaders often assess team member personality types — amiable, expressive, analytic, driver. If leaders stop there, these results become inactive labels of little value. As I work with leaders and their teams, I highlight the profitable secrets of personality types.


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The Profitable Leadership & Team Secrets of Personality Types

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Secrets of Personality Types

Personality types impact employee engagement and commitment, understanding and outcomes. In times of great change, personality types can block or feed success.



Personality Types & Employee Engagement

  1. Amiable personality types come alive through personal connection. If you want to tap the profit they can bring to the business, bond with them personally. You do not have to be their best friends yet if you skip the bonding you skip the profit. A just the facts approach makes them feel lonely and demoralized. In today’s world of virtual teams, remember to connect with amiable types face to face or video conference for a winning solution!

  2. Expressive personality types shine in and through communication. Two-way communication, a critical skill of any good leader, brings these people to full contribution. If you are fast paced and minimize communication, these expressive types feel shunned. You are leaving the profit they bring by the wayside.

  3. Analytic personality types work with ordered thought. They have much to contribute if you allow for some ordered discussion. If you are brainstorming, take a small pause to capture the analytic’s ideas. If you are a very creative leader, summarize your thoughts in an ordered manner after your creativity. If you skip the order, you leave analytic types frustrated and the value they can provide, untapped.

  4. Driver personality types crave end results and achievement. Give them the big picture, highlight critical milestones and risks, and then let them deliver the results. If you micro-manage them or demand they focus on every tiny detail, they feel trapped and annoyed. Although many people dislike micro-management, driver types resent it. You are keeping them from the brass ring! They may look for a new job that gives them a less obstructed run toward success.



If you are leading change and you are …

  1. Driver personality type intent on pushing through massive change, you will overwhelm other personality types. Don’t issue announcements. Hold all hands meetings. Don’t tell them to stop complaining. Find their concerns and have them develop solutions with you. If you want the employees to implement the change, engage who they are. Else you will not tap the profit of personality types. The change will die a slow death.

  2. Amiable personality type, you can get caught up in feelings and bonding instead of leading through the tough moments. Don’t get stuck. Use your incredible bonding skills to rally support for the change. Engage everyone’s talent to make it happen.

  3. Analytic personality type, you may demand too much information before making decisions. The change effort can falter. Trust the other personality types on the team and profit from their ability to move change along faster with a little less data.

  4. Expressive personality type, you can shine in organizational change because you love to communicate. Yet, you must remember to engage in two-way communication. Don’t deafen them with your constant talk. Profit from the analytic, amiable, and driver type ideas by remembering to let them communicate too!



Great leaders ignite the talents of the team members they have. To engage and lead employees, adapt to their personality types and reap the profits.


If instead you revel in the comfort of your own personality type, you will leave the profit for the next adaptable leader.

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Communicate Clearly – Our People Skills global Twitter Chat Topic.

WHEN/WHERE: Join us Sunday Jan. 18th, 2015 on Twitter at 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills


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Communicate Clearly – Importance, Challenges, & Tips

Join us Sunday Jan. 18th 10am ET on how to communicate clearly. It is the ever present challenge with different people in different settings. Leaders, team members, teachers, public figures, sales reps, and healthcare professionals are all pressed to communicate clearly. Even in our personal lives, we sometimes struggle to communicate clearly.


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Communicate Clearly: Benefits, Challenges, and Great Practices

Many things can prevent us from communicating clearly. Yet we also have the ability to overcome those challenges to reach our goals. Join us to explore this important topic of how to communicate clearly!

Here are some questions to get us thinking in advance:

  • What importance do you put on clear communication in your work/life? Why?
  • How do you feel when someone is not being clear?
  • When leaders aren’t clear, _________________________.
  • How do leaders know when they are communicating clearly?
  • What challenges and/or kills clear communication?
  • What do you do to communicate clearly?
  • How can we overcome assumptions and bias to communicate clearly?
  • Who in history do you consider a great communicator?
  • What will you do this year to communicate clearly every single time?



These are just some questions to get us thinking. Actual questions will post live during the chat.


Bring your experience, curiosity, a beverage, and join the community on Sunday Jan. 18th, 10am ET to offer your tips on how to communicate clearly.


I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community, The Facebook Group People Skills That Really Matter and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.



Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your diverse insights.

Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Tracy Shroyer and Tom Rhodes for their time and contributions.






Hope you will all join people skills global Twitter chat (#peopleskills) this Sunday Jan. 18th, 2015, 10am ET/7am PT on communicating clearly.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.






TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to Tweetchat.com, or Twubs.com and enter hashtag #peopleskills. Sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are Tchat.io, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.


Connect with you this Sun. Jan. 18th, 2015, in #peopleskills global Twitter chat 10am ET on how to communicate clearly.


Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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People Skills Philosophy: The Mindset of Success

Success in business comes through your interaction with others. People skills guide that interaction. They are the tools you use to build trust, adapt to change, resolve conflict, and even rebuild trust. Yet your mindset — people skills philosophy — starts and shapes it all.



What is your people skills philosophy?



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People Skills Philosophy: 3 Steps to Get Started

  1. Ask before you declare.

    Replace the myth that asking is a sign of weakness. You are not asking for permission or approval. You are asking for information and other views to see the whole picture. It breeds better decisions and agility to deal with changes. The bonus is that others see you as a confident, caring, emotionally intelligent person who respects their views. People skills philosophy reminder: Listening and humility build trust. Without it, success is fleeting.


  2. Give more than you take.

    Greed, selfishness, and overactive egos drive others away. Generosity of spirit, of skill, and of support draw others to you. Generous leaders and teammates create unstoppable success. They put the organization’s needs and goals ahead of their own. People skills philosophy reminder: Be empowered not entitled. When everyone gives, everyone wins.


  3. Show gratitude.

    There is no such thing as too much gratitude. Sincere appreciation for others — even the little things they do — prevents toxic feelings in tough times. It stops doubts and fears about others’ motives from taking root. People skills philosophy reminder: Gratitude strengthens and sustains trust in tough times. Without it, success is fleeting.


  4. Work and live with integrity.

    Honesty and fairness maintain trust. A smiling face that fades into dishonesty cripples success with hurtful scars. People skills philosophy reminder: Integrity and great people skills are partners in building and maintaining trust.





Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™


Success in business hinges on trust. Trust depends not only on your occupational skills, educational degrees, and proven results. It also depends on the impression you make and how you treat others.



How is your people skills philosophy helping you succeed?


From my professional experience to your success,

Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™


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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.

 

 

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Empathy and Integrity: A Must to Rebuild Customer Trust


Customers make a leap of faith when they first buy from a company. The trust they initially offer is a request for a respectful human bond.

When they are dissatisfied, do you respond with empathy and integrity? A broken trust can spread throughout social media and damage your business and your brand. Empathy and integrity can prevent that. It RSVPs the customers with the respect they want and deserve. Here’s why it works and how to do it simply and consistently.


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Empathy and Integrity: Keys to Rebuild Trust w/ Customers



Empathy and integrity rebuild customer trust because it stops the customer from feeling like a fool. They don’t have to doubt their choice nor their future decisions. They can trust their own judgment, trust you, and stay with you and your brand.


Empathy and Integrity: 5 Keys to Rebuild Customer Trust

  1. Empathize before you analyze. Once you hear that the customer is dissatisfied, give empathy to manage the emotion. Then move on to analyzing how to solve it. Analyzing before empathizing is one of the most common and worst mistakes you can make. While you are analyzing, the customer’s mistrust is building. They are wondering if you will care about them or will they feel like a fool for selecting your company?


  2. Transform with listening don’t defend with details. After you have offered empathy, wow the customer with more great listening. You will uncover the expectations you missed and how to please them now. If instead you defend your actions with details, the customers will think you are telling them you are right and they are wrong. Details seem like a defense of your ego. Which do you care more about — your ego or them?


  3. Apologize with no ifs or buts. Two words that destroy a heartfelt apology and trust are IF and BUT. “We are sorry IF we fell short.” The customers have already told you that you fell short. The word IF waffles with a gross lack of integrity. Why would they trust you now? “We are sorry but …” also cancels out the apology. No empathy, no integrity, no trust. It’s just that simple.

  4. Fix the problem and prevent the repeats. Follow through with the littlest details and communicate throughout the organization to prevent a repeat failure. When you fall short with a customer, they see a crack in your company’s effectiveness and they lose trust. If you prevent new or bigger cracks, you re-secure the trust.

  5. Show urgency. The longer you take to respond to customers, the faster their trust erodes. Even if it’s going to take time to fix the problem, respond early and keep the customer informed. Delays and lack of communication are the vacuums that suck customer trust away permanently.



It doesn’t take a huge mistake to dissolve customer trust. Regardless of the issue, view it as the customer. Empathize before you analyze, deliver what you promise, and rebuild trust with unparalleled integrity. It speaks volumes to the customer and to those they speak to!


As a customer, what would you add to the list above?



From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.

 

 

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Ending Toxic Interactions & Relationships: Our People Skills Chat Topic Jan. 11th

WHEN/WHERE: Join us Sunday Jan. 11, 2015 on Twitter at 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills


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People Skills Chat Topic: Ending Toxic Interactions & Relationships

Join us Sunday Jan. 11th 10am ET to discuss ending toxic interactions & relationships. In or outside of work, our interactions can be positive and productive if we create them. Our co-host for this great topic is Sonia Harris @harrisonia, owner/CEO of Harris Commerce, enhancing brands through events and creative digital imaging. Thanks Sonia for suggesting this valuable topic.


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People Skills Chat: Ending Toxic Interactions & Relationships

When we think about how many interactions we have each day, the healthier the better! Toxic interactions — left too long — can become toxic relationships. As we start a new year of people skills chat, we are exploring choices that make for a healthy year.

Some questions to get us thinking in advance:

  • What exactly are toxic interactions and relationships?
  • What attitudes and behaviors characterize toxic interactions and relationships?
  • How do toxic relationships affect people and the future?
  • “Turn the other cheek.” Does it apply to dealing with toxic interactions and relationships?
  • How can you avoid and/or escape toxic interactions at work?
  • Toxic interactions among team members: How do they stay alive and how do you cure them?
  • How can you be patient with people yet not tolerate toxic behaviors?
  • What leadership behaviors do you find toxic?
  • How do you deal with a toxic leader/manager?
  • How do great leaders create non-toxic environments and relationships?
  • People Skills: How do they fix toxic interactions and create positive ones?



These are just some questions to get us thinking. Actual questions will post live during the chat.


Bring your experience, curiosity, a beverage, and join the global #peopleskills Twitter chat Sun. Jan 11th, 10am ET to explore ending toxic interactions and relationships.


I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community, The Facebook Group People Skills That Really Matter and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.



Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your diverse insights.

Special thanks to this week’s co-host Sonia Harris @harrisonia. Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Tracy Shroyer and Tom Rhodes for their time and contributions.






Hope you will all join our People Skills Chat on Twitter (#peopleskills) this Sunday Jan. 11th, 10am ET/7am PT to share your insights and perspective ending toxic interactions and relationships.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.






TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to Tweetchat.com, or Twubs.com and enter hashtag #peopleskills. Sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are Tchat.io, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.


Connect with you this Sunday Jan. 11, 2015, in global #peopleskills Twitter chat 10am ET to discuss ending toxic interactions and relationships.


Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

©2014 Kate Nasser, CAS, Inc. Somerville, NJ. I appreciate your sharing the link to this post on your social streams. However, if you want to re-post or republish the content of this post, please email info@katenasser.com for permission and guidelines. Thank you for respecting intellectual capital.


Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.

 

 

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Entrepreneurial Success: Before and After Social Media

As an entrepreneur of 26 years, I often reflect on how things are different now than at the beginning. Lately I have thought about what additional entrepreneurial success I could have had IF the web and social media had existed back then.



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Entrepreneurial Success: Kimb Manson, Graphics Designer

Entrepreneurial Success: Great Finds via Social Media

Before social media one of my biggest challenges was finding experts I needed: videographer to shoot videos, bookkeeper to set up the bookkeeping, graphics designer to design the logo and marketing materials, and on and on.

Now with the Web and social media, I quickly find possible resources. Like many today, I marvel at how our entrepreneurial success speeds along with just a few clicks. One of my great business finds via social media was Kimb Manson Graphic Design.

Within the first five minutes of speaking with her, I realized the gem I had uncovered. Kimb Manson showed great business skills, great people skills, and immediately started generating ideas. Because of social media, I could see her graphics portfolio as we spoke! Over the years, she gave me the greatest gift for entrepreneurial success, a trusted advisor with superb skills. It’s unlikely I would have found her without social media since she is based in Canada and I the USA.


As I spoke with other entrepreneurs about Kimb, they had the same reaction.

Working with Kimb Manson has been a gift. From the first moment, she took our half-baked graphic design ideas about various projects plus our branding and created pieces that showcased us in just the right light. From the start, we have had Kimb work on dozens of projects. She has a knack for quickly (I mean really quickly) creating eye-candy magic that fits in with our story and satisfies the business needs. Now, she has a finger in every important project we do. She is our business adviser, our graphic designer, and our friend.” ~Frank J. Kenny, Chamber of Commerce Pro

Kimb created a wonderful book cover and social media cover images for me. She brought a creative interpretation to my brand. I love how social media brought me to her. I found her through a mutual connect, Frank Kenny, who by that time, was a big fan of Kimb’s work. My exposure to Kimb through Frank made me feel like I was already working with a friend.” ~Beth Bridges, The Networking Motivator

Kimb Manson had posted a number of Speaker One Sheet’s on Facebook that she had created for her clients. I contacted her to create one for me. I was thrilled with the results and have continued to work with her ever since. She is creative, professional, open minded, accommodating and great at what she does. If you aren’t working with her – you should be.” ~Brian Smith, Power Link Dynamics

None of us knew each other nor Kimb, yet social media connected us to her and she contributed to our entrepreneurial success.

Of course there are many things that breed entrepreneurial success. Great vision, strong commitment, loads of hard work, and smart decisions! But social media has made it easier. It has made entrepreneurial success possible to upstarts who formerly couldn’t challenge the established giants.


Whether you are a long time entrepreneur or one just starting out, social media helps you in some significant way: reviews, resources, and/or revenue!



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A World Gone Social by Ted Coiné & Mark Babbitt

As I read A World Gone Social by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, I saw where I came from and the additional entrepreneurial success that lays ahead. If you are not sure what social media can do for you, read this book. If you have already jumped on board, tell us where have you come from and where are you going?






How has social media fed your entrepreneurial success? Share your story!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Related Post:
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Moderation: Leaders, Do You See It As Mediocrity?


Leaders, when you think of success does the word moderation quickly come to mind? Or do you see moderation as mediocrity and a quick path to the sidelines?

Actually, they are quite different — almost opposites. Mediocrity is the ordinary, unremarkable, and unexceptional.

Moderation is exceptional judgment and restraint. It guides all to success by avoiding the brink of disaster. It is the insight and critically timed shifts that maintain balance as we forge ahead.

Why does it matter? Beliefs drive actions and believing success comes only from extremes can drive our success right off the edge.



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The Wisdom and Power of Moderation

  1. Great leaders consider diverse views.

    They firmly believe that open-mindedness is not indecisiveness. They ensure that their singular view doesn’t produce extreme tunnel vision or group think. This moderation engages everyone’s commitment and builds ownership to reach organizational success.


  2. Great leaders embrace both optimism and realism.

    This moderation embraces the value of honesty and healthy skepticism while keeping everyone’s can-do attitudes alive and ready for action.


  3. Great leaders know when to tell and when to ask.

    Leadership is not about telling or asking. It’s knowing when to do each. This moderation taps employees’ current talents and share the leaders’ experience for the greatest accomplishment. Leaders who live in the extremes of telling blindside the organization from untapped team knowledge. Those who waffle in constant asking rob the team of growth and scuttle success. Both these extremes breed mediocre results.


  4. Great leaders see both the big picture and the need for the steps to get there.

    Many leaders are big picture thinkers yet they lose patience with the details and challenges. Suddenly, they feel trapped — stuck in the weeds that are stifling progress.

    Yet, great leaders moderate their reaction and respond with insight for they see the difference between needless detail and necessary plans to hit the mark. This moderation honors all the implementation teams and boosts morale and employee engagement.


  5. Moderation does not preclude bold strokes and heroic leaps.

    As moderation clears the view, bold steps have fewer unknown hurdles. Big decisions have a more solid base of support.


  6. Moderation counterbalances risk.

    Gymnasts and dancers know that when forces hurl them in one direction they must counterbalance to avoid a crash. Great leaders do the same. They moderate to secure equilibrium because it accelerates success.




If we think moderation means mediocrity we mistakenly seek excellence only in extremes – and incur unnecessary risk. Moderation doesn’t mean mediocrity and mediocrity doesn’t produce the greatness that moderation can create.


Moderation is the power of balance. It’s the keen perception and good judgment of where and when to move without careening out of control. That is its greatness.




Leaders, what successes have you had from moderating extremes?

What impact has this had on your teams, your career, and the success of your organization?



From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Toxic People: How to Stay Calm When Interacting w/ Them


I remember a colleague from years ago who remained incredibly calm in the face of toxic people. Despite the storm of frustration, she moved forward unscathed, with a positive attitude.

I asked her one day, “What’s your secret when dealing with toxic people?” She replied, “Find pleasure in frustration.”

She told me she found people infinitely intriguing and took great pleasure in seeing through, behind, and beyond the frustrating behavior.


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7 Pleasures That Calm When Dealing With Toxic People

  1. Find a pleasant detour to your frustration by seeing your goal beyond the moment.

    A detour gets you to your destination if you don’t get lost in their toxic behavior. Find your own detour; don’t take theirs.


  2. Find pleasure in learning about yourself.

    As their toxic behavior peeks out, ask “what can I possibly discover from this?” Perhaps your insecurities and fears, your ethos and values, your strength to speak up, your control to hold back, your intuition, your career destiny, or your personal leadership skills.


  3. Find sanctuary in owning your energy.

    Success takes energy; channel it into your happy journey not into a toxic dump.


  4. Find pleasure as a spectator.

    See the dysfunction as a comedy or reality TV show. Enjoy the humor in the absurd behavior from the safe distance of your objectivity.


  5. Give yourself permission to escape to a more pleasant place.

    Whether you mentally escape to happier thoughts or physically move to a better place, your happiness is a choice. Whether it’s a toxic boss, a frustrating coworker, a pesky neighbor, or grating acquaintance at a hobby you enjoy, your communication choices with each can be your escape shoot to happiness.

    “If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.” ~ Billy Idol


  6. Separate the behavior from the person.

    Most of us know that we can’t change others. However we can influence others’ behavior with our behavior. Instead of seeing them as toxic people, see the toxic behaviors. It calms and empowers you.


  7. Extricate your mindset when you can’t escape the moment.

    If you must be around someone who irks you, simply highlight the difference between the two of you: “We see things differently.” It states your calm acceptance of the difference and doesn’t trap you in the toxic behavior.






Find pleasure in frustration and get your calm on. Well worth the effort for a fabulous life!




Dealing with toxic people: What success have you had & how can I help you?



From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Related Posts:
Reduce Conflict: Hear the Urgency Before the Yell!
Positive Attitudes for Dealing w/ a Toxic Boss

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This Week’s People Skills Topic in Global Twitter Chat is Patience!

WHEN/WHERE: Join us Sunday Dec. 21, 2014 on Twitter at 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills


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People Skills Topic in Chat This Week is Patience

Join us Sunday Dec. 21st 10am ET to discuss the people skills topic of patience. As we near the holidays, we can practice our patience over and over! My wonderful co-host for this great topic is Jessica Roberts @connect2life. Thanks Jessica for suggesting this very timely holiday topic.


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Join Us for People Skills Topic of Patience

Patience is a people skills topic we often take for granted. We only think about it when others lose patience with us or when we feel ours slipping away. Let’s spend our chat exploring patience in a more pro-active way.

Some questions to get us thinking in advance:

  • Patience is ____________.
  • Are some people born more patient than others? Is it inborn or learned?
  • Is patience a strength or a weakness? Pls. explain.
  • What taxes your patience?
  • When have you found it easiest to be patient?
  • How are empathy and patience related if at all?
  • What’s the difference between being patient and being apathetic?
  • Does patience feed or delay success?
  • Patient leaders ___________.
  • How important is patience with customers?
  • What else do we lose when we lose our patience?
  • How does age relate to patience if at all?
  • How do people skills increase or decrease patience?



These are just some questions to get us thinking. Actual questions will post live during the chat.


Bring your experience, curiosity, a beverage, and join the community on Sunday Dec. 21st, 10am ET in for people skills topic of patience in Twitter chat (hashtag: #peopleskills).


I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community, The Facebook Group People Skills That Really Matter and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.



Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your diverse insights.

Special thanks to this week’s co-host Jessica Roberts @connect2life. Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Tracy Shroyer and Tom Rhodes for their time and contributions.






Hope you will all join our People Skills Chat on Twitter (#peopleskills) this Sunday Dec. 21, 2014, 10am ET/7am PT to share your insights and perspective the people skills topic of patience.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.






TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to Tweetchat.com, or Twubs.com and enter hashtag #peopleskills. Sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are Tchat.io, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.


Connect with you this Sun. Dec. 21, 2014, in global #peopleskills Twitter chat 10am ET to explore the people skills topic of patience.


Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Franchisees must follow franchise rules. In fact, some brands actually look for frenchisees who are comfortable following rules.


Yet customers don’t care about the rules. They want a great experience and rules don’t deliver it. Here’s the question. Do the franchise rules stop super customer experience? They don’t have to.


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Franchisees: Rules Need Not Stop Super Customer Experience

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Franchisees: Amaze Customers With These Top Tips

Despite the franchise rules, you can wow customers with a great customer experience.

  1. Inspire service workers to care. Start each shift with a service motto. Use one example each day of how the workers make a difference! Inspire workers to care before you teach them to smile.

  2. Give each customer your full attention. Customers are becoming more and more insulted by distracted workers. At check out counters, workers are chatting with friends while scanning customer purchases. They are texting and talking on the phone while customers wait for service. Attention is one of the easiest ways to show customers you care. It is the first impression you give and sets the tone for the interaction.

  3. Smile. You’ve read it before and I say it again. Customers have chosen to come to your business. A smile says welcome and thank you. It defuses their tension. Everyone has struggles. You can lighten their load and make a difference.


  4. Listen. Make sure you know what customers want. Restate what the customer asks for. Listen for special requests. One drive-through customer stressed they didn’t want any ketchup on their burger. As they drove away and reached into the bag, they found a burger with ketchup. They came back with the burger — very upset.

  5. Double check before you deliver. Had the worker checked the order before giving the burger to the customer, they would have prevented the bad experience.

  6. Blame no one. In a family style chain restaurant, the customer at the table next to mine told the server he brought the wrong order. He then blamed the customer. “That’s what you pointed to on the menu.” Had he restated the customer’s order before sending it into the kitchen, he would have prevented the problem.

  7. Let the customers have their say. When customers are upset, don’t interrupt them. Don’t say calm down. They don’t take orders. Customers aren’t in your army. If you let them speak, they will come up for air. Then show them some empathy and work to resolve the problem.


  8. Franchisees: Quote says Everybody has their own struggle. So be kind.

    Be kind. It creates a great customer experience.

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Successful franchisees strive and know how to create an irresistible customer experience despite the rules. Their customers rave about the service to their friends and family.


As franchisees, they inspire great service attitudes. So hire friendly employees. Model great service and train service workers to deliver it. Appreciate their work and recognize their efforts.

Franchisees: Caring Words Cost Nothing: Image is a poster with those words.

Treat employees well. Be the model of how to treat customers! Remember always that business rules need not stop a super customer experience.

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™


Let’s do a customer service workshop or webinar for your service workers. Together we can make a difference! Ph: 908.595.1515.


Related Post:
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11 Surefire Beliefs for Superior Customer Experience

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Innovation Leadership: Make Innovation Safe & Easy!

Leaders continue to ask me, how do we get employees to complain less and contribute more ideas? My answer to them is …


Innovation Leadership: Image says Make it as easy to innovate as it is to complain.

Innovation Leadership: Make it as easy to innovate as to complain.



Innovation Leadership: Change How You Interact

Here’s an innovation leadership checklist to make it easier!

  1. Elevate your self-confidence and park your ego. Trust that your position as leader is strengthened when you exhibit innovation leadership — the welcoming of ideas. If you are insecure when others’ talents shine, you will squash the spirit of innovation.

  2. Don’t delegate. Empower! To get people to complain less and innovate more, share power. People complain when they feel helpless to change things. Delegation tells them that you are still in power. Empowerment gives them a true voice and accountability for results.

  3. Educate them on the true business picture. Un-empowered people see and verbalize what they are feeling. Share the bigger picture. Example: A technical support desk in a hospital system had uninspired employees who complained about the call load, the customers’ attitudes, and the stress. The leader began rotating the tech support analysts out into the hospital and medical offices to see the impact that broken technology has on patients. This transformed the analysts’ attitudes and actions.

  4. Make it safe to innovate. Are you a harsh realist that slams ideas that seem odd? If you want people to suggest ideas, welcome the ideas. It doesn’t mean each idea will work. It doesn’t mean each idea will be implemented. Encourage ideas and applaud the courage the employees show in suggestions. True innovators know that innovation is not pretty at the start.

The biggest mistake I see in innovation leadership, is lack of empowerment. Leaders delegate and think that will engage employees. It won’t. Delegation is not empowerment. Delegation communicates, stay in line.

Check your beliefs. One leadership team realized that they believed employees had to earn the right to innovate and make suggestions. They reached out to top performers, not to everyone.

As we worked through their beliefs, they realized that employee engagement is not an award you give to top performers. Employee engagement and empowerment are how you foster top performance. It’s how you get less complaints and more actionable ideas. Empower and engage!


What other beliefs make it slyly easier to complain than to innovate?



From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

More Info on This Subject:
5 Ways Great Leaders Ignite Contributions from Chronic Complainers

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This Week’s #Peopleskills Chat Topic – “People Skills Maturity Self-Awareness”

WHEN/WHERE: Join us Sunday Dec. 14, 2014 on Twitter at 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills


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People Skills Maturity Self-Awareness

Join us Sunday Dec. 14th 10am ET to discuss people skills maturity self-awareness.

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“People Skills Maturity Self-Awareness”

In a previous chat, we discussed how to handle immature teammates and bosses. It’s no surprise that questions arose about maturity and self-awareness. That brings us to this Sunday’s global people skills Twitter chat.

Some questions to get us thinking in advance:

  • How do you define maturity?
  • How much is maturity related to age, if at all?
  • Is self-awareness the key to maturity or are there other components? Pls. explain.
  • “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung Ag/Disagree Why?
  • How does self-awareness develop? Is it something you plan or something that happens over time?
  • What attitudes and beliefs characterize maturity?
  • How do mature people behave?
  • How have self-awareness and maturity benefited you?
  • What is the relationship between people skills, maturity, and self-awareness?
  • Can you be too mature? Is there such a thing?
  • How can people be mature and still keep a childlike sense of fun and creativity?
  • What inspiration will you offer on balancing maturity with a true spirit of fun and creativity?



These are just some questions to get us thinking. Actual questions will post live during the chat.


Bring your experience, curiosity, a beverage, and join the community on Sunday Dec. 14, 10am ET in People Skills Chat on Twitter (hashtag: #peopleskills). We will discuss people skills maturity self-awareness.


I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community, The Facebook Group People Skills That Really Matter and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.



Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your diverse insights.

Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Tracy Shroyer and Tom Rhodes for their time and contributions.






Hope you will all join our People Skills Chat on Twitter (#peopleskills) this Sunday Dec. 14, 2014, 10am ET/7am PT to share your insights and perspective on people skills maturity self-awareness.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.






TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to Tweetchat.com, or Twubs.com and enter hashtag #peopleskills. Sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are Tchat.io, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.


Connect with you this Sun. Dec. 14, 2014, in global #peopleskills Twitter chat 10am ET to explore people skills maturity self-awareness.


Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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The 12 People Skills of Remarkable Collaboration & Teamwork

In my latest post on LinkedIn, I highlight the 12 people skills you need to succeed when you don’t have official authority.

These are essential for cross teamwork, collaboration, ad hoc team interaction, project completion, team leadership, and career success!


12 People Skills. Image is circle of humans holding hands.

The 12 People Skills of Remarkable Collaboration & Teamwork. Image via Istock.com.

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Develop & Excel: The 12 People Skills of Collaboration!

Read my latest on LinkedIn The 12 People Skills to Succeed Without Authority and watch your collaboration, teamwork, and career success multiply.

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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This Week’s #Peopleskills Chat Topic – Moving From Conflict to Collaboration

WHEN/WHERE: Join us Sunday Dec. 7, 2014 on Twitter at 10AM ET. Hashtag: #peopleskills


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Conflict to Collaboration: The Journey to a Better Place

Join us Sunday Dec. 7th 10am ET to discuss conflict vs. collaboration.

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How Can People Move From Conflict to Collaboration Sooner?

Throughout the world, conflict rages on. It makes me wonder, what does it take to either prevent conflict or move from conflict to collaboration sooner?

Some questions to get us thinking in advance:

  • Conflict – how do you define it?
  • Why does conflict erupt? How does it happen?
  • Collaboration – what image does it bring to your mind?
  • Opinion: Is it possible to accomplish the same things w/ collaboration that we could w/ conflict?
  • “Conflict is a good thing. It toughens people up.” Ag/ Disagree? Why is this such a popular belief?
  • Does society today promote bullying by saying conflict is good? Pls. explain.
  • Why do some people see collaborators as weak?
  • “Speak (walk) softly and carry a big stick.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Why/why not?
  • What role does humility play (if at all) in conflict and/or collaboration?
  • What does it take to move from conflict to collaboration?
  • What will it take to make collaboration and care more desirable than conflict?
  • How can people skills move people from conflict to collaboration sooner?



These are just some questions to get us thinking. Actual questions will post live during the chat.


Bring your experience, curiosity, a beverage, and join the community on Sunday Dec. 7, 10am ET in People Skills Chat on Twitter (hashtag: #peopleskills). We will discuss moving from conflict to collaboration.


I also invite you to continue this chat by joining the Google+ People Skills Community, The Facebook Group People Skills That Really Matter and the LinkedIn Group People Skills Succeed to be a part of all the people skills discussions everyday 24×7. Get your people skills community member badge here.



Shout Out of Gratitude

My gratitude to all who participate and grow the people skills global community on Twitter (#peopleskills), Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. We welcome your suggestions for topics, offers to co-host, and most especially your diverse insights.

Continued thanks to generous chat moderators Chantal Bechervaise, Dave Moore, Hoda Maalouf, Tracy Shroyer and Tom Rhodes for their time and contributions.






Hope you will all join our People Skills Chat on Twitter (#peopleskills) this Sunday Dec. 7, 2014, 10am ET/7am PT to share your insights and perspective moving from conflict to collaboration.

Everyone is welcome! We have only one rule in People Skills Global Chat: Respect for all even when we disagree.






TIP: If you have never been in a Twitter chat, you may find it helpful to log on to Tweetchat.com, or Twubs.com and enter hashtag #peopleskills. Sign in to your Twitter account. The venue will insert the hashtag on each of your tweets and you will see all the tweets on one screen. Other tools available are Tchat.io, Hootsuite and TweetDeck.

I am the founder and host of the chat and will be happy to answer any questions you have in advance: Email me.


Connect with you this Sun. Dec. 7, 2014, in global #peopleskills Twitter chat 10am ET to explore moving from conflict to collaboration.


Until then, as always, I wish you bonds of happiness and success!

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

©2014 Kate Nasser, CAS, Inc. Somerville, NJ. I appreciate your sharing the link to this post on your social streams. However, if you want to re-post or republish the content of this post, please email info@katenasser.com for permission and guidelines. Thank you for respecting intellectual capital.


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