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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How do you handle people?

Do you like the way people talk to you? Do people like the way you talk to them? Think.

The way you handle people says a lot about the type of person you are.  You can handle people in a good way, a bad way, somewhere in between, or just not handle them at all. Its all up to you and only you know how you are with people.

The way people are being handled has become a subject of my interest here recently.

I'm gonna start with a certain person and I will make this one fast.  1.) A guy at the gym. He is training (kind of) these high school kids (along with his son).  He seems to forget that these are still kids, even though in high school. When working them out, he is very mean to them, talks down to them and I have never heard him speak one word of something positive. He might get better results if he wouldn't belittle the kids so much. Just my opinion, he is doing it all WRONG!

2.) I worked at a place many many years ago.  Coastal Telephone. A sales job. Business Telemarketing job that sold long distance to business'. This was a very intense company to work for. But the guy that ran the show Nick Destefano knew how to make money. And he knew another key tool, how to get his employees to make money. Even though he was a drunk, drug addict, and did many things that I am not going to mention, he would show up everyday, demanded you do the same and when the bell rang...It was go time. He could make anyone a sales person. He made the place a fun place to be and a great place to work and for that, we all tried hard and made him, the company and ourselves a lot of money.  We made that company so big, it ended up being bought by MCI and then by Broadwing. Just my opinion, he was doing it RIGHT!

3.) Kids.  Everybody is going to handle kids in different ways. T and I do one thing, and you may do yours another.  I struggle with being positive most of the time. Why? I have no clue. Like I said, it is something I struggle with.  Kids have to be dealt with in a certain way. I'm sure we can agree on that. You don't handle kids like adults. Doesn't make sense.  Just remember that when dealing with your children, that they are children and how you treat them and deal with them is how they are going to handle people when they get older.  Just my opinion, I am doing it....WORK IN PROGRESS!

This post came to life in my head when T and I were watching 20/20 with Barbara Walters last Friday night.  It was a special on Millionaires. How they made all that money?  That whole show really caught my attention and was very interesting but the one that made the most sense to me was the piece about Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. This guy wow, listen to him and you will jump up and go look in the mirror. Makes you want to work for him. After watching this piece, I know I would work for him in a heartbeat.



Not much more to say after that.

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3 comments:

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud November 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM   Reply to

What a great guy! I'd love to work for him. I think he's right though, companies are afraid to let their employees be who they are. They're afraid that it would mean handing power over to them. But in reality, empowering them to be themselves will only fuel their desire to work harder for the company. I'm rambling... I think what you said is true. We need to take better stock of the way in which we treat people, especially our children. As parents our job is to uplift, not break down. So, so hard to do sometimes as we're only human. I'm a work in progress just like you, my friend. Have a great day!

limetreekids.com November 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM   Reply to

I agree with many of what you said in this post. Actually, I think that as time goes by I'm paying more and more attention to how I handle people, how I treat them and how that reflects on how everybody treats me.
As for Tony Hsieh, the guy is definitely someone I would like to spend an afternoon with chatting!

limetreekids.com November 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM   Reply to

Getting back to this post, because it introduced me to Tony Hsieh. Because of your post I looked up for Tony and bought his book. Let me tell you, it's not a great book, but he is surely a great guy. If you haven't, go out and buy the book. It's with it...

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