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The fine art of persuasion: How to sell ideas to your staff

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In the workplace and the sporting world, teams that buy into their coach’s vision have a much better chance of success. How can you get your team all working toward the same goal—your goal? Start by following these four steps to build support:

Step 1: Spend time with your people. A famous basketball coach once said, “Your time, given one-on-one, is the most important incentive in building a team.”

It’s important to get to know people and to respect their individual goals and aspirations. Doing so allows you to more easily build win-win rewards if you really understand other people’s needs.

Step 2: Communicate fully, regularly and consistently. You can’t suddenly try to open the lines of communication when you need support for an idea or project. It’s vital to have them open and functioning at full capacity all the time.

Step 3: Encourage people to bring you bad news as well as good. To supervise a group effectively, you need...(register to read more)

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