Insider News For Authentic Achievements
Dear Valued Readers,
We hope this message finds you well. We are excited to announce that Authentic Achievements Newsletter is back in action, and we apologize for our brief absence. Over the past few months, we have been working hard behind the scenes to revamp our approach and bring you the latest news and insights on business growth and leadership.
As a result, we are thrilled to reintroduce our Insider News section, which will feature exclusive updates and stories from some of the top leaders in the industry. This section will provide valuable insights and inspiration to help you grow your business and lead your team to success.
I appreciate your patience as we underwent this transformation, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the most relevant and informative content possible.
Kim-adele & The Authentic Achievements Newsletter Team
What Elon Musk Gets Wrong About Employee Productivity by Cath Everett for Raconteur.
Elon Musk has been known to promote a culture of overwork and long hours at his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX. An approach criticized by many experts who argue that it leads to burnout, decreased productivity, and employee turnover. Musk is also known to prioritize results over employee well-being and work-life balance, which can ultimately harm the individual and the company’s long-term success. Additionally, research suggests that the most productive employees have a healthy work-life balance, adequate rest and leisure time, and a supportive work environment.
I was delighted to be interviewed by Cath Everett for her informative piece on what Elon Musk Gets Wrong About Employee Productivity for Raconteur. You can read the full article here.
3 Rules to Express Your Thoughts So That Everyone Will Understand You.
Getting our thoughts across so people can understand can sometimes be challenging. In this fascinating article, Alan Alda suggests that when expressing your thoughts, limit your main points to three, explain complex ideas differently, and repeat key points three times. However, merely following these strategies may not be sufficient if you do not genuinely desire to connect with your audience or conversation partner. Effective communication requires clarity of expression and a willingness to connect with others. You can read the article here
Child’s Play: How To Make Handling Difficult Conversations Effortless
Difficult conversations are inevitable in life, and they can be challenging to handle. Whether you’re discussing a sensitive topic with a loved one, negotiating a deal with a business partner, or giving feedback to an employee, the key to handling difficult conversations effortlessly is to approach them with empathy, honesty, and openness.
- Prepare yourself mentally: Before having a difficult conversation, take some time to prepare yourself mentally. Acknowledge your emotions, feelings, and thoughts on the topic, and try to anticipate how the other person might react. Think about what you want to achieve from the conversation and your desired outcome.
- Listen actively: During the conversation, listening actively to the other person is essential. Hear them out, understand their perspective, and acknowledge their emotions. When you listen actively, you build trust and demonstrate respect.
- Stay calm and composed: It is essential to remain calm and collected during difficult conversations. This will help you to think clearly and respond appropriately. Take deep breaths, keep your body language open and friendly, and avoid getting defensive or confrontational.
- Be honest and direct: When having difficult conversations, it’s crucial to be honest and straightforward. Avoid sugar-coating or beating around the bush. Speak clearly and concisely, and address the issue at hand. However, make sure to do so respectfully and tactfully.
- Offer solutions: Instead of dwelling on the problem, focus on finding solutions. Offer suggestions and alternatives that could help resolve the issue at hand. Be open to compromise and negotiation, and work together for a mutually beneficial outcome.
- Follow-up: After the conversation, follow up with the other person to ensure you are both on the same page. Ensure that any agreements or decisions are clear and everyone understands their responsibilities moving forward.
In conclusion, handling difficult conversations effortlessly requires empathy, honesty, and openness. By preparing yourself mentally, listening actively, staying calm, being direct, offering solutions, and following up, you can easily navigate challenging conversations and achieve positive outcomes.
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I’m Kim-adele Randall; I mentor, consult, coach and inform so you can take your business to the next level.
I’ve been consulting and coaching £ multi-million+ companies globally for over ten years.
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As we reach the end of another month, I hope this newsletter has provided you with valuable insights, interesting updates, and a moment of reflection. We’re grateful for your continued support and engagement, and we look forward to keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the coming month. As always, we welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions, and we encourage you to stay connected with us as we navigate the exciting journey ahead. Keep learning, growing, and exploring all life’s possibilities until the next time!
Here’s to another great month to believe, build, scale, and succeed.