How to Succeed with ARC (Affinity, Reality
    and Communication)

    "Understanding is composed of affinity, reality and communication." -- L.
    Ron Hubbard

    Affinity: how well you like or love a person
    Reality: how much agreement you have with a person; what you agree to be real
    Communication: your exchange of information and ideas
    Understanding: The result of combining affinity, reality and communication

    To read Part 1, click here.  Part 2, click here.  Part 3 Click here!  Part 4 Click here!
    Part 5 Click here! Part 6 Click here!


    Part 7: How ARC Makes You a Better Boss

    Bad bosses cause breaks in ARC when they lie to employees, blame them for their
    problems or break their promises.



    Perhaps the biggest break is when the bosses do not do their jobs. Employees think
    the boss is supposed to help them, give them advice and lead them in a clear-cut
    direction. They are right!

    So when the boss ignores employees and does not help them, the group suffers.

    Bad bosses are poor communicators. They do not have meetings, explain tasks or
    answer questions. They do not listen to their group members and do not
    acknowledge them.

    Affinity is also low with bad bosses. They do not like their employees and their
    employees do not like them. They get angry with each other, treat each other with
    disrespect and do not help each other.


    Managing with More ARC

    "A common denominator to all good executives is the ability to communicate,
    to have affinity for their area and their people and to be able to achieve a
    reality on existing circumstances. All this adds up to understanding. An
    executive who lacks these qualities or abilities is not likely to be very
    successful." -- L. Ron Hubbard



    As a business leader, owner or manager, your business succeeds or fails based on
    the ARC Triangle. The most powerful groups in the world have the greatest amount of
    ARC between the members of the group and the managers of the group.

    Having high ARC for your employees does not mean you are soft and permissive.
    You do not hug each other all day. The ARC Triangle is based on the work.

    For example, when you and all the members of the group agree on a goal, you find it
    easier to talk. You find it easier to like the members of the group. When there is no
    goal, the group is not nearly as fun to be part of.

    As another example, your staff members have more ARC for their work if they are
    trained. Training establishes hundreds of small agreements of how the job should be
    done and thus boosts their ARC for the work. If the boss does not train the workers,
    they feel overwhelmed and cannot produce much work. Well-trained workers know
    what to do and find pleasure in their jobs because they have a great deal of
    agreement with you on what they should do.

    As another example, as a manager, you have a reality that your people can and
    should do a good job. You communicate that reality when you insist that your people
    perform to the best of their ability. They agree with this communication and bang! You
    have a hard-working group, doing what it does best. As a result, you really like this
    group and this group really likes you.

    Five Recommendations for Bosses

    Note: If you are not yet a boss, you will become one, if you use the recommendations
    below with your coworkers and boss, whenever possible.



    1. Take a few minutes to list the things you like about each of your employees. Go find
    a few new things for which you can have affinity. You will be more effective with these
    employees if you admire them.

    2. Write down how you can have more reality with your group. What more can you
    agree on?

    3. Communicate these points of reality to your group members as often as needed to
    obtain agreement. Take care to observe that they receive and understand your
    communication.

    4. Make a list of things you want to tell your group members. Write down when and
    how you will tell them what you have to say. Plan to be persistent and gentle.

    5. Find ways to increase useful communication in and around your work. For
    example, replace personal chatter with discussions about how to get more work done
    in less time.

    Constantly increasing and protecting your ARC with your team not only makes your
    group more productive and powerful, it makes your job much more enjoyable!
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