How to Develop Interpersonal Confidence
Professor Paul McGee is one of Europe’s leading speakers on the subject of change, resilience, wellbeing, and communication. His book SUMO became a Sunday Times best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.
Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. He’s spoken for more than 1,000 organisations in over 40 countries to date, and from India to Italy and from Bangkok to Brisbane, Paul’s messages have resonated with a global audience. He has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top management gurus the late Dr Stephen Covey and his work has been endorsed by Sir Clive Woodward, who coached England to victory in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup. Chris Evans has described Paul’s books as “a gift to the world.” His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.
Prof. Paul McGee’s Books • S.U.M.O. Your Relationships: How to Handle Not Strangle the People You Live and Work With • How to Speak So People Really Listen: The Straight–Talking Guide to Communicating with Influence and Impact • S.U.M.O (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Succeeding in Life •
To have confidence in your ability is a necessity to achieve your potential. To have a lot of interpersonal confidence is also appealing and can give you an advantage on others. In this episode, Professor Paul McGee, one of Europe’s leading speakers and authors shares with you all about communicating so that you can assert yourself where necessary, build better relationships, deal with difficult people and manage criticism more effectively.
It’s a great listen, go on tune in!
Key Learning Points:
• Monitoring your self-talk is critical as it’s very easy to talk yourself out of doing things and take absolutely no action at times.
• How to deal with people can be frustrating, especially those who are fixed in their mindset
• Managers and leaders should stop and understand the real reasons why people don’t change behaviours: is it fear of failure, avoiding discomfort or complacency?
• Command and control leaders should consider how they develop relationships, how they engage with people so that they are prepared to listen to them.
• Give someone 5 minutes of your time and you’ll be better placed to understand where they are coming from.
• On people who intimidate you, look at the person as a human and not their title.
• When we’ve put a lot of time and energy into something and we are criticised we often need to acknowledge that we can get super defensive, then to help ourselves we just need to stay with this and accept this is okay, that I’ll deal with it.
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