In the corporate world, you have to earn respect. Just because you have a university degree does not mean that you can claim your rightful place on the organisational chart.

Developing relationships is one of the most important parts of the work experience. If this gets off on the wrong foot, all sorts of chaos can ensue.

Many of my graduate clients often find themselves in the space of trying to seek acceptance and approval from bosses, peers and even staff!

Needless to say this does not go a long way to command respect.

When I ask them whether they would prefer to be respected or liked, they invariably confirm that respect is the desired option.

However, because they want to be liked and approved, they end up saying yes to things they actually do not want to do. The result is a frustrated confusion coupled with a good measure of self-criticism.

How does such a preposterous situation develop?

Quite honestly the answer is not comforting. Usually it is a self-esteem issue – which has a profound connection to fear of rejection.

The good news is that we all suffer from these symptoms (to various degrees of severity).

The better news is that if you become aware of these reactions, you have the opportunity to respond in a different way and create a profoundly different result.

There are skills that you can develop that can make a significant difference.

The result?

Reclaiming your power!

And prepare yourself for a dramatic transformation!

How would it be if you could transform your ’yes’ behaviour and respond in a sure and confident way?

A good executive coach should be able to help you make significant changes in just a few sessions. You can learn to no longer be a victim.

The result is you start to make some real progress.

Just know this: If you are in a ‘yes’ mode, your boss will not promote you – you will be judged as being ‘too weak’!

So if you are stuck and are not making the progress you desire, I’m almost sure that, in one way or another, you are saying ‘yes’ when you should be saying ‘no’!

Don’t delay – get coached!


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