In my last blog-post I wrote about the extra Soft Skills a decider personality should already have or start gaining. I offered a listing of 12 bullet points and today, I take a deeper look for you at the first 2 bullet points from this list –
- be truthful
- be a collaborator
People who think and act truthful show a stable conformity with the reality. They have no trouble being fully aware of what “is”. They are conscious, awake, and probably just dealt with a situation that is hard to take.
Being truthful is important when facing a (harsh) diagnosis, offered by a doctor, probably sitting in front of you. Being truthful is important when a team has to handle a technical problem which needs to be solved (within a deadline). Being truthful is important when a person or a team has to face radical change or when life asks you to let go of something worthy.
Being truthful is the secret method for keeping the mental stability! It keeps you in the lane.
People who don´t block other peoples action, work and goals but instead work WITH them, to keep the process running, also inter-divisional, are called collaborators. They either work hand in hand with the team, other departments, a sub-supplier or external companies.
Being a collaborator is important when you live and work in a feedback-culture, exchanging information with others. Being a collaborator is important when you face a huge problem which takes time to solve, like a health treatment which lasts a few months or even 1-2 years, when recovering.
Being a good collaborator is important when you develop a new product, create a broad website within a deadline, when organizing a huge event, when you move from A to B, like dealing with change.
Collaboration is the secret method to build and run a process! It is a mechanism that´s called automatism: know what to do and DO it without asking.
Both Soft Skills are deeply connected to our values we stand in for.
Truthful people aren´t the typical “player” but rather responsible folks, who know what they do and who accept the researched consequences. If you want to change the role of being a typical PLAYER, than remember your past life-situations where playing didn´t work at all and decide to train such scenes and situations.
Collaborators should have the ability to be an employee as much as an entrepreneur, sometimes almost at a time, that means being able to think as a teammember as well as a boss, who has or needs the overview of all involved people. If you want to train becoming a collaboator you need to gain the will and ability to look beyond the rim….. You have to stand some pressure. You have to offer mental strength with good communication skills to avoid conflict or to deal with conflict in a controled way.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –