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Relationships Need Clarity, Even Managerial Ones

All relationships need boundaries, especially those in managerial positions. We believe that being close with our employees is ideal, however, it's actually best if we keep a bit of distance and establish firm boundaries with them.

A good manager should want rapport and respect, not a best friend.

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Closeness-Communication Bias

Highly successful leaders sometimes struggle to communicate with people that they know well. This error is not prevalent while talking to strangers, and is called the Closeness-Communication Bias, and is due to an illusion of insight while communicating with friends or close colleagues.

There are certain strategies that leaders and managers can apply to improve their communication effectiveness.

When we admit our weakness, we are more human, likeable and authentic. This honest and imperfect person becomes charismatic, something known as the vulnerability effect.

While conducting a study of two women selling blenders at a mall, it was found that the ‘clumsy’ lady seller, who often forgot to close the lid and spilt smoothie on herself was considered more likeable and charismatic. The other more perfect woman who had a perfectly good presentation was not considered as charismatic.

The Scotch tape was released at the start of the Great Depression when people had to mend and make do.

People used the transparent tape for everything. While many companies were going under, tape sales helped the company to grow.

In the face of a constant stream of new information change and new customer habits, it’s very difficult to predict what the future will look like.

But it’s possible to find ways to stay alert by listening carefully to your customers and enabling your workforce to move quickly on new strategies that align with your mission.

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