Here are 5 simple ways to help others be better. They’re not complicated. However, I didn’t say that they don’t take effort – they do. They all take hard work and commitment, but I think it’s worth it.

I recently received a few compliments I’m very proud of. One was, “There are people who make those around them better — you’re one of those people.” The other, “Good things happen to people around Randy.” I’m honored and humbled. It’s easy to be humble when you know you’re flawed. I’m inattentive, I move from thought to thought, I often jump to conclusions, and sometimes I have a 13-year-old boy’s sense of humor. So, if I can help people…

Someone asked me if I enjoy helping others for my ego or simply for the joy of helping. I’m not sure, and I’m not certain it matters.

5 Simple Ways to Help Others

See more in people than they see in themselves 

Early in my career, I was fortunate to have a mentor share strengths and potentials he identified in me that I wasn’t aware of. His observations changed my life.

Teach what you know 

Don’t be shy. Share your knowledge. Train, teach, share, and offer to meet one-on-one.

Share what you’ve learned

Let others know your successes, but more importantly, share your mistakes. Give others a chance to learn from your miscues. Inform them of pitfalls, roadblocks, and challenges they may face.

Seek their advice

You may not have the best or only idea. Not only support the ideas and initiatives of others but also ask for their opinions and advice. Be a positive influence.

Be a mentor 

Take people under your wing. Help others get what they want by giving them what they need.

You can make a difference

You may not be Michael Jordan, but you can elevate those around you. Share your talents, give your heart, be courageous, and make a difference. Who have you helped recently?

How Can I Help You?

I like to help people and organizations, but I have three criteria I consider before taking an assignment – I believe in what the organization stands for, I know I can help, and it looks like fun. If you have any questions, Contact Me. 

So, does your business have a management training plan? Because, if not, many organizations, large and small, use my book, The New Manager’s Workbook, a crash course in effective management, as the basis for their leadership development program. Check it out.

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