by Arielle Essex


The most vital key to good relationships, high productivity and leadership is rapport. Imagine being able to gracefully manage group dynamics and artfully handle all kinds of political situations. Rapport begins with learning how to have personable charm and great listening skills. It requires taking into account the person (or people) you are interacting with, together with the context and desired outcome, as well as knowing how to build trust through being approachable.

Advanced skills of rapport generate charisma – that magnetic quality of personality that can inspire and influence others. Develop high levels of charisma if you want to command respect, generate enthusiasm, motivate, win agreement or form alliances. Charismatic leaders exude gravitas, credibility, authenticity, strength, allure and power. People want to follow them.

In this topic, you will learn the secrets of making sure your ideas are heard, as well as getting buy-in and motivating your people to action.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is more information in the NLP topic on Rapport which would be worth looking at for another angle on the subject.