If you’re like me, you’re looking for ways to have a better year starting January 1.
Below are nine easy ways you can become an even better person in 2010. Call them New Year’s Resolutions, goals or whatever, they offer a great return on investment.
Many of these improvements offer a double dip. If you become a better leader at work, for example, you are likely to become a better leader at home or for your condo association.
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If, from now on, you want to:
1 Serve people better
The secret to improved customer service is more focused dialog with the customer. Unfortunately, auto-responders, Web site forms, reduced staffing and a faster speed of life tend to reduce the amount of focused dialog . . .
2 Be a more effective leader
Freud–and Aristotle before him–noted that two things motivate most humans. Effective leaders know how to leverage what Freud called the Pain/Pleasure Principle. I’m referring to the anticipation of pleasure (which isn’t usually money) and the avoidance of pain . . .
3 Manage time better
Time, of course, is a limited commodity, but almost all of us can manage time by using systems. A system, for example, will keep you from losing things, which ultimately saves time . . .
4 Cope with stress
Let’s be clear–stress is not natural. Sure, there’s good such a thing as good stress, but it is not normal to always be edgy. Many people are surprised to learn that stress is actually a choice–or more likely, a series of choices . . .
5 Deal with difficult people
I teach how to deal with a dozen types of difficult people. The first step in dealing with them is to realize that the resulting conflict is because of you, not because of them. With a couple of easy techniques, your situation can be much better . . .
6 Give better presentatations
One of the easiest ways to become a better presenter is to deliver a unique message. A simple way to be different than other speakers is to not use PowerPoint. If you must use a projector, only use it during the middle third of your program because . . .
7 Negotiate to win
The best negotiations result in both parties wanting to do business again, but the Survivor mentality of modern businesspeople usually a conquer and destroy mentality . . .
8 Start a business
There’s never been a better time to start a business. Digital products cost practically nothing to produce. Marketing programs are as inexpensive as ever, thanks to the clever use of social media and video marketing . . .
9 Become known as an industry expert
There are two ways to become an industry expert FAST. The first is to become known as a speaker in your area of expertise. The second method is to become a published author. Self-publishing makes this much easier than you think . . .
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“Michael Angelo Caruso is a leader in the field of human development. An inspirational writer, Michael draws from a wide variety of teachings to help create positive growth for individuals and their companies.”
-Jerry Nehr, President, Creative Discoveries Training and Consulting
Here’s wishing you a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!
Michael Angelo Caruso
P.S. For more on the power of New Year’s resolutions at work and at home, read my blog for DBusiness magazine.