There is yet another way to improve your connection skills. You need to be present both in body and mind while in a conversation. paying attention to what people are saying to you. pay attention to non-verbal cues such as facial expression and do not let your thoughts to wander away.
I have seen how empathy does a good work on how you will relate with your employees. Sharing in their feelings is very important. When we share their pain they will feel less pain. Thus they will always connect well with us. Have empathy
I am a machinist and I with some other for guys worked in some company which deals with CNC machines. Our boss had one problem, he could dwell so much on the negative things that we have done than the positive. make one mistake and you are reminded of all time mistakes that you have done. the boss never said anything positive and this demoralized us, we eventually left the company. Good connection will come about when we affirm and recognize our juniors and always find a way of appreciating them
It is also good that while we are negotiating, we have a mindset of solving a problem and not winning. Its good to try to find a win-win solution. Do not look ate the people your are negotiating with as competitors. This will create some kind of understanding between you and them and you will be able to connect well. Connect well, Improve and expand your small CNC business.
There is yet another way of Improving your connection skills; The five Languages of Appreciation. Which are;Acts of Service, Gifts, Quality time, Words of Affirmation and Touch. However physical touch should and must be avoided in work place as it is unethical. Keep these things in mind and apply them. Seek to Know the times your juniors have been appreciated at workplace. Here you will learn their primary and secondary appreciation languages