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Michael draws out five leadership lessons and brings attention to a particularly interesting point with this one: "All of us would do well to reflect on how receptive we are to the suggestions and opinions of others and alternate points of view. Leaders need to question their willingness to hear certain voices and not others. They need to make a Read More

The More Meetings, The Less Trust

The More Meetings, The Less Trust - http://www.slowleadership.org Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Management
From http://www.slowleadership.org 5316 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:21 am
The reason meetings are such a continual waste of time and energy is simple: pervasive distrust. And there's also a simple way to prove to your people who much you trust them. Read More

5 practical tips for getting better performance feedback

5 practical tips for getting better performance feedback - http://www.allthingsworkplace.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Human Resources
From http://www.allthingsworkplace.com 5316 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Steve Roesler offers five practical tips for finding out how you're doin'. My favorite is number four: “Your best relationships are with people who say 'no' to you. This isn't about someone refusing to give you feedback. It's about the paradoxical dynamic that surrounds difficult news. It takes a high level of trust to say 'no' to someone. As a re Read More

Choose Words Carefully

Choose Words Carefully - http://www.lawconsultingblog.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Sales
From http://www.lawconsultingblog.com 5316 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:21 am
I can't resist another reference to the Trust Equation as a way of introducing Cordell Parvin's Choose Words Carefully. Looking at the components of the Trust Equation (Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy) / Self-Orientation), trust is built largely through words. What about actions, you say? Absolutely! That's how Reliability is created — when a Read More
Elizabeth Cook points to punctuality as a way to demonstrate consistency. Elizabeth describes punctuality as good business: "It shows you respect others' time, as well as your own." She offers some practical advice for what does and doesn't constitute a good excuse for being late. This post is a good reminder that sometimes the best Trusted Ad Read More

Trust and the $5 muffin refund

Trust and the $5 muffin refund - http://carpe-diem.typepad.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Customer Service
From http://carpe-diem.typepad.com 5316 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:20 am
Bruce Rasmussen's engaging personal tale combines forthrightness and whimsy, beginning with a marketer's definition of trust (which he claims to paraphrase): "A can trust B if B has the opportunity to rip A off - and chooses not to do so." Embedded in a story about muffins are some pretty provocative questions that Bruce asks about our own or Read More
Sex, religion, and politics are widely taught as the three topics to avoid in any relationship. Paul McCord, who writes the Sales and Management Blog, begs to differ — at least on the political front. Paul invites an engaging discussion on the downsides of avoiding discussions of politics with sales prospects. Referring to the upcoming U.S. presid Read More

Just how do salespeople put customers first?

Just how do salespeople put customers first? - http://trustedadvisor.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Sales
From http://trustedadvisor.com 5323 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 4:25 am
Sales professionals receive a lot of advice to pay attention to the other person, focus on their needs, subordinate our own ego, and so on. But many have a hard time squaring that with honesty. After all, they're in business to make money. This article explores how successful sales people resolve the tension between putting customers first while Read More

The power of storytelling to drive viral marketing

The power of storytelling to drive viral marketing - http://www.truecolorsconsulting.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Marketing
From http://www.truecolorsconsulting.com 5323 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Don't look now but Willy Wonka is back and his name is Tiger Woods. People are buying Nike Platinum golf balls in hopes of finding their "golden ticket" for some tee time with Tiger a la Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Nike's marketing campaign builds on the classic children's story to resonate with golfers in a modern-stay fairy tale Read More

10 Steps for Cleaning Up Information Pollution

10 Steps for Cleaning Up Information Pollution - http://www.useit.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Self-Development
From http://www.useit.com 5339 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 25, 2008 6:02 pm
Better prioritization, fewer interruptions, and concentrated information that's easy to find and manage helps people become more productive and stop wasting their colleagues' time. Read More
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