Let’s look at a few ways we can harness our emotional intelligence and communication to become stronger team players (and leaders) as we move through our careers.
Whether that's maintaining a certain GPA; passing all of your subjects; landing an internship; managing a side hustle; working on your networking skills, being on the executive team of your university club; graduating ... the list goes on. We ALL have expectations of ourselves - and so we should - because they go hand in hand with our goals!
When it comes to navigating communication in the workplace, it's entirely up to you how prepared you are to handle and execute your best verbal and non-verbal self in the boardroom, lunch room, coffee cart, at your desk, on the phone and on email ... yep there really are that many!
At generationYOU, we believe that you don't have to be in an Executive position to be a leader. In fact, you can embody a leader every day, regardless of your job title or age.
It’s all good and well to list ‘leadership’ under skills on your LinkedIn profile, in your cover letter or on your resume … but when asked “Give me an example of when you were a leader?” – do you have a solid answer ready to go?
What if – instead of only aiming to become a great leader when we’re in an executive or managerial role … we start becoming leaders in our every day jobs and life.
A key enterprise skill you will need before you enter a full-time role is collaboration. To give you a heads up on what this may look like, Lisa and Saara are giving you their #NoFilter stories on the collaboration experiences they’ve had throughout their career journeys so far!
When you enter the workplace, you won’t have a choice on who you get to work with! Strong teams are made up of a dynamic group of people who bring to the table a range of skills, expertise, opinions and perspectives.
For the next few minutes, I want you to forget how you currently define collaboration and push aside any negative or positive memories you associate with the word! We are going to start with the all important WHAT, WHY and HOW.