“Ten suggestions for Getting Along Better with People”
Here are some useful tips to live by when building relationships, building your personal brand and interacting within your various networks:
Guard your tongue – say less than you think.
Make promises sparingly but keep them faithfully.
Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind word.
Be interested in others, their pursuits, work and families.
Be cheerful – don’t dwell on minor aches and small disappointments.
Keep an open mind – discuss, don't argue. Disagree without being disagreeable.
Discourage gossip – it’s destructive.
Be careful of others' feelings.
Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you. Live so that nobody will believe them.
Don’t be anxious about getting credit. Just do your best and be patient.
Source: Excerpt from Bits & Pieces Magazine (date unknown)