How can I prepare for the course?
Here are some steps you can take to think about your own need more specifically in preparation for your first one-to-one session:-
Who do you need to improve your relationship with or get more cooperation from?
Make a list of the people or groups of people at work whose co-operation you need. Shortlist the ones whose co-operation you are not entirely satisfied with or have difficulty getting. (Include superiors, peers, subordinates, customers, suppliers - anyone you wish.)
When do you need this - in what kinds of conversation or meeting?
Pick the most relevant situations listed in the page on What will I learn on this course? The list is not exhaustive - you can add anything you wish.
What effect are you currently having on them?
Find out as specifically as you can the answers to these two questions:-
Asking for feedback may be the most challenging part of your preparation. Here's a suggestion about how to approach it. Identify one or two people you trust. Pluck up courage and approach them. You could adapt these words:-
Most people will be glad to cooperate if you approach them so frankly.