We communicate non-verbally all the time, and not always deliberately or desirably!
When connecting and collaborating with others, most of us are, to some degree, aware of our body language and both consciously and unconsciously pick up on the signals being communicated through the body language of others. The meeting of these two message-communication units (you and them) often dictates the quality of connection and the can predicate the likely success of the outcome.
Many of the dialogues I have had with coaching clients have been about their career, its direction and progress to bigger, better and greater fulfilment.
I often hear that securing that great role or experiencing fast track promotion can be the result of nothing more than a fortunate combination of timing and luck.
Whilst there may be some truth in this, how can you maximise the positive impact of these uncontrollable forces? Through years of coaching conversations, I have distilled four career accelerators that are in your control and, when attended to, increase the likelihood of timing and luck acting favourably for you.
To wear a t-shirt on a winter's day and expect to be warm is foolish. Similarly a poorly chosen attitude can limit our effectiveness in many situations.
I have observed three clear signs of an attitude heading the wrong way, noticing them and taking corrective action early can dramatically change your results.
Shifting your attitude is not easy, even when you know it would be beneficial and would change your results and impact. Here are the four core ways an attitude changes and how you can use each to shift yours.