Tag Archive: business relationships

The Value of Relationships

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On the 6th day of 2015, I’m reminded of the power of relationships. I just finished a lunch with a wonderful, 20-year friend and former colleague, and this topic is top of mind. What could be more important in our personal and business lives? The holidays tend to bring this topic up as we get together with long-lost relatives (or celebrate remotely with them via Facebook, the phone or with tools like Skype), family, friends and colleagues. Actually those who have worked this week might have strengthened relationships with co-workers as there are typically so few people working that it…
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The Value of Keeping In Touch

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As I’ve been writing holiday cards for weeks now, keeping in touch is on my mind. Why go through all the work to send holiday cards? I think it is a great opportunity to take a minute or two to think about each person as you write his/her card. Perhaps you should be doing a better job of keeping in touch. Or, perhaps you are keeping in touch and want them to know you are thinking of them. If even 5% of your cards make your colleague, family and friends’ day, isn’t it worth it? I think the value of keeping in touch is obvious from a personal standpoint; however, it might be…
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Gratitude

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I’ve been enjoying friends and time away for Thanksgiving. This time of the year reminds us of the value of gratitude. Thus, I thought it was an opportune time to discuss gratitude and remind us how important it can be for both personal and professional success. Don’t we all feel more engaged when we know we are appreciated? Of course! I’d like to express gratitude for my family (especially my parents for their never-ending dedication to the success of their children and grandchildren and the value of family), my health (nothing much matters without family and health in the end…),…
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The Power of Networks

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I’ve always seen the power of networks; however, there is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the topic for those executives who would like to thrive in today’s new normal business environment. In just the last month, I’ve witnessed countless examples of the critical importance of networks. You’ve run out of materials and need urgent attention. You need to find an exceptional leader ASAP. You have a technical challenge and don’t know where to start. The answer = the power of your network. What is a network? For a recent presentation I gave on leveraging social networks to drive operational…
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