Work Relationships: Being Proactive

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on work relationships, the image shows a woman sitting at a desk with her head in her hands.

Work relationships are something that as a leader or team member you always need to be working on.

Recently, I was talking with a client who described a problem he had with one team member because he would never know how upset she was until she would lose it. We talked about how he can identify signs of a breakdown in communication ahead of time.

So how do you recognize when a co-worker or team member is nearing the end of their rope?

Are there signs to look out for to spot when work relationships are beginning to deteriorate?

It takes a lot less energy to fix things before they’ve gotten too bad.

How can you be proactive and start working on the relationship before being flung into repair mode?

Watch my video for signs to look out for.

Read more on how to improve your communication skills.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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