We all know someone who just has that special something that makes them magnetic. They make us feel good when we’re around them and we’re drawn to them like a moth to a flame. This is charisma. And while you may not think you have it, you can actually learn how to be more charismatic. Charisma is the result of learned social behaviors and so it stands to reason that if you study and practice these behaviors, you too can become more charismatic.
The 7-minute Nano Tips for Developing Magnetic Charisma course by Shadé Zahrai inspired this article — do watch that for the full tips.
Developing authentic charisma from Nano Tips for Developing Magnetic Charisma with Shadé Zahrai by Shadé Zahrai
Next, here are a few tips on how to leverage charisma in the workplace, and it all starts with relationships.
When it comes to building better work relationships, charisma can be a powerful tool. By definition, charisma is the quality of being able to attract and influence others. In the workplace, this can manifest itself in a number of ways, from being a magnetic leader to simply being someone that people enjoy being around.
If you want to leverage charisma to build better work relationships, there are a few things you can do. First, focus on being authentic and genuine in your interactions with others. Second, be a good listener and show that you care about what others have to say. Finally, be positive and upbeat – no one wants to be around a Negative Nelly!
By following these tips, you can start to build better work environment and experience for yourself and those around you.
Leveraging Charisma in the Workplace
Charisma is a quality that can be leveraged in the workplace to build better relationships. Those with charisma are typically seen as more likable, trustworthy, and competent. When building work relationships, it’s important to try to come across as someone with these qualities. Here are a few ways to do that:
- Make eye contact and smile when you interact with others.
- Be confident in your abilities and take the lead when appropriate.
- Be a good listener and show genuine interest in what others have to say.
- Be positive and upbeat, even when things are tough.
- Encourage others and help them to see their potential.
Be a Team Player
Teamwork is another key component of building better work relationships.
A team player is someone who supports the goals of the team above their own personal goals. There are many ways to be a team player in the workplace, but the most basic definition is this: Don’t be a jerk! (That’s really basic, right?) Here are a few basic dont's:
- Don’t take credit for another person’s work.
- Don’t criticize others publicly.
- Don’t yell at anyone – EVER!
- Don’t be disrespectful.