BRM Philosophy

BRM as a Philosophy widens the lens on BRM and demonstrates that the strategic and tactical skills of BRMs have a broader use in the world at large. Notably, everything from breaking down silos to convergence of ideas can be applied in a bigger, philosophical sense. Ultimately, BRM focuses on the building and fostering of relationships to satisfy personal and organizational purpose.

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The Art of Relationships

Good results come from good relationship management; when relationships in an organization are taken for granted, or undervalued, the organization will likely find itself faltering at crucial junctures, or perhaps splintering completely. Relationship management done right anticipates and reconciles these splinters; furthermore, it nourishes an organization’s relationships into powerful currents that push it toward its purpose.

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Value: Redefined

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We are a society that defines value by how much profit and gains an organization creates. Let’s call a spade a spade. For decades now, the more money a company makes, the better they look to owners, boards of directors, stockholders, and potential investors. Value isn’t defined only in the organization’s profits; value is also defined by the culture within the organization itself and how the people feel about where they work.

Culture Crisis

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If there is one thing the last couple of years has taught us, it’s how ill-equipped some organizations were in pivoting to survive a crisis. We saw so many companies, believed to be viable, get swallowed up and perish in the waves of change because of rigid business practices and finite thinking. It was a wake-up call for organizations to continuously evolve and innovate in a rapidly changing world.

From Fear to Fearless

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Fear can rule the workplace. No matter the organization or industry you work for, self-induced fear has the real possibility of controlling you. It doesn’t matter if you work for the most generous, creative, collaborative, innovative, diverse, and accepting organization, if you are riddled with fear, it can quite possibly rule your choices, control your actions, and taint your creative process. Fear has a unique power. It recounts the story you tell yourself and it creates the terrorizing dialogue you use in your head. When fear becomes the narrator of your stories, catastrophizing becomes your way to justify your anxiety-riddled thought process.

What Gives Me the Right to Be Here? The Imposter Syndrome

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People who experience impostor syndrome often succumb to the idea that they aren’t worthy of their position. You become stuck in a vicious cycle and it’s hard to see any way out of it. What you may not know is that IS is built and nurtured within the confines of your subconscious mind. It’s created by your personal experiences, societal ethos, and the wash and repeat stories saturating your conscious and subconscious mind.

Time to Stop Taking Orders

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Today, organizations need forward thinkers, innovative individuals who will not take scripted answers and pats of pacification on the head. That forward thinker is you! It is tough to shift your role. It can be intimidating to take your future in your hands and show leadership that you are a strategic partner and not an order taker. But, within that frame of consciousness is where you can seize the opportunity to rise to the occasion. It takes finesse and confidence to enter the king’s lair and not bend a knee, but instead meet them eye-to-eye.

The 5 Factors That Matter

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The factors of an organization matter. The ways in which an organization conducts business, treats its employees, delivers value, and keeps innovating matter. To a relationship-centered organization (RCO), these factors can establish a positive perception of purposeful results. They can also connect individuals’ needs to the organization’s purpose, thereby increasing employee engagement inside and outside the organization.

Where is my place in the world?

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Today more than ever, people are expecting organizations to keep to their word and stand by their purpose. If an organization claims to hire people with a growth mindset, help establish meaningful relationships, and build trust among its partners, the organization is expected to see it through. Meaningless words are just words without ideation, and ideation that doesn’t have follow through ends up as pointless theories taking up valuable space. Words matter, and how we use them is significant.

Now-to-New: How BRM Can Innovate Organizational Change

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As BRMs, we know that we will always be flexible and available to pivot when necessary. We also know that since our quest to harness value is never-ending, we will always be in the flux of change, and we will always have a static “now” which will evolve into “new” when changes are implemented…which is a cycle that will always continue.

The ABCs: Relationships and You

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Let’s take a look at the ABCs of a relationship-centered organization (RCO) and break them down into digestible little nuggets of knowledge. An RCO is an organization that sees the benefit and added value in purposeful relationships. It is a comprehensive system focused on relationships as the source for limitless energy, driving value, and helping an organization satisfy its purpose. It establishes value in the triple bottom line consisting of people, purpose, and planet.

What’s My Role?

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As a BRM, you are in a unique position. You get to use the BRM capabilities in the best possible way to facilitate a partnership with people in your organization. Personal experiences, stories of triumphs, and tribulations always help other BRMs with both their struggles and achievements.

Is It Really About Relationships?

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The world has the potential to be completely transformed by discovering what a relationship-centered organization (RCO) is and how much value it adds to workplaces and lives. Too many organizational leaders conform to old ideologies, not realizing the growth potential in transforming their mindset.

What’s With the Why?

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When an organization establishes a thoughtful and clear shared purpose, it gives employees something tangible. An organization’s purpose should inspire and motivate people. When a shared purpose is clear and concise, employees will contribute more, share their knowledge, and utilize their abilities and skills to make sure the organization thrives.

Cultural Impact on Purpose

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All work relationships are built upon perspective, a reason for the relationship. When the basis of the relationship is initiated on a clear and compelling purpose, and the purpose is consistent with the culture, the framework of the relationship has a solid footing.

Five ways to Manage an Overwhelming Workload

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We’ve all been there: It’s five o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and not only have you not finished your to-do list for the week, but you can’t find it because it’s buried under the mountain of unexpected projects that popped up after you stepped into the office bright-eyed and ready to roll last Monday. This week feels like it’s beaten you down, like you can’t see the forest for the trees—and frankly, you’re understaffed, overworked, and tired. Sound familiar?

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day: The Power and Potential of Volunteerism

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Throughout history and across the world, volunteers lead the way, as their efforts strengthen their communities. Being a part of a great community enables us to grow, offer and receive support, and connect with one another to advance greater goals. We all have the power to make a difference.

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Showing Gratitude in the Workplace

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In the world of business, people sometimes feel that they must remain emotionless. Women, in particular, have been conditioned to hide their emotions, to put on a “professional” front, so that they are taken seriously. It’s an antiquated practice that is outdated at best, and it can hinder the human factor that is so necessary for an organization to thrive.

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