Team & Leadership development

Francis Becks Consulting

Francis Becks is a strategy and leadership development firm based in the Greater Toronto Area. We bring a strengths-focused approach to developing leaders, restructuring businesses and coaching teams to their full potential.

Practical Connection Skills

A few weeks ago, we talked about the importance of CONNECTING with our teams. It's a skill that takes practice and time, but we encourage you to keep trying and not give up on it.

 Connecting is an art, but you'll get better the more you do it over time.

Connecting is an art, but you'll get better the more you do it over time.

 

Practical Connection Skills

• Go first. This is difficult. So many times we're standing around for the other person to make the first move. Don't.

• Focus on others. Again, this is counter-intuitive, but it's where the real connection commences.

• Find common ground. We'll talk about this again, but it's possible with almost anyone.

• Find what they care about. This will come as you listen.

• Be authentic. People can tell when you're full of crap, so be who you are and appreciate them for who they are. The mutual respect will take you both far.