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THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS IN TODAY’S WORLD!
MONEYWATCH Why success is all about relationships
March 14, 2012
by CBS News.com
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Now more than ever, there never seems to be enough time to get things done. Why that is, I don’t know. But I do know that, in an era of social networking, telecommuting and virtual meetings, when it comes to work, the one thing that gets sacrificed is relationships.
If you want to get somewhere in your career, in management, in business, the worst thing you can do is just focus on work, work, work. Success is all about relationships. Relationships with your management, boss, peers, employees, customers — everyone in your immediate work ecosystem, if you know what I mean.
And I’m not just talking about working relationships; I’m talking about your personal relationships with these people, where you break through the workplace persona people use for whatever reason and actually connect with the human being beneath.
Just to be clear, this isn’t about wasting people’s time. That’s a bad idea because, as I said before, that’s the one precious commodity that nobody has enough of these days. But if you do it right — if you’re genuine, open and sensitive to people’s boundaries — you’ll do fine.
Here are seven reasons why your success depends far more on those all-important interpersonal work relationships than you realize:
Any CEO, VC, or entrepreneur will tell you that their network is their biggest asset. It’s where opportunities come from. And when it comes to networking, doing it old school is a major distinguishing factor versus social networking. When you have a personal relationship with someone, that creates a level of trust that sets you apart from the virtual hordes.
Strong relationships make it easier to get information and information is power. It could be about a major project, a key customer, budget cuts or an upcoming promotion opportunity. When it comes to important stuff, you have to give to get, and you’re not going to get anything valuable from somebody who doesn’t trust you.
Relationships get people through tough times. Long ago I learned that, all things being equal, a personal relationship will help you keep your job, win the business, whatever it is you need, it can make the difference when times are hard. It also means you have someone to lean on. Try leaning on someone you hardly know. Bad idea.
The higher up the corporate ladder you climb, the higher the stakes, the bigger the deals, the more important everything becomes. And that means people have to look you in the eye and feel confident that they know who they’re looking at, that you’ll do what you say you’re going to do, get the job done, whatever. And vice versa.
These days, companies have to be lean and mean, and that means having fewer, stronger relationships. No kidding. It’s the same reason why manufacturers minimize their number of vendors, suppliers and components. Because it’s more cost effective that way. Also, there’s a cost associated with bad business because you didn’t know the person as well as you should have and he failed to meet a commitment, for example.
It may be easier than ever to work and communicate virtually, but all that does is level the playing field, meaning there’s nothing that distinguishes your relationship with an individual. There’s no real connection, no real bond, and when push comes to shove, you can’t expect that person to do anything special or go the extra mile for you.
Personal relationships are more important in just about every nation on the planet than they are in the U.S. Why that is, I can’t say. But I’ve done business in dozens of countries on five continents and just about every culture devotes more time and energy to personal relationships than Americans do. And the more global our markets become, the more important it is to get with the majority program.
What if there was a company that could teach you how to have successful relationships in a community setting ( not theory only) but then would also compensate you as you all learn and grow together in growth groups all across the country!
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How The LIFE Subscriptions Are Helping This Young Marine!
My wife and I are so proud of our son who is a United States Marine and for his commitment to excellence in all areas of his life! We are so grateful for the LIFE leadership system which has made a huge difference in all of our children’s lives I know without a doubt that if God hadn’t led us to this extraordinary group of people we wouldn’t be where we are today! We always tell our children it doesn’t take much more effort to stand out as a leader in today’s world. I love the book that came down in our system called The Slight Edge. That is exactly what it is, that slight edge everyday of growing and keeping your priorities in focus, in all areas of life- a holistic approach to life! That is one of the many things we love about the LIFE system of 4 cds and a book a month! Read the article below it is a true testament to Gods grace and the LIFE system! Josh is 21!
Subj: RECOMMENDATION OF CORPORAL OBER, JOSHUA J. 4342/6423 FOR
(a) GruO 1400.2AEncl: (1) Meritorious Sergeant Data Sheet
1. Per the reference, Corporal Ober is eligible and enthusiastically recommended for Meritorious Sergeant.
2. Enclosures (1) through (9) are submitted as required.
3. Since Corporal Ober’s assignment to the Avionics Division, he has built a reputation among his peers as a knowledgeable, motivated, and conscientious Marine. He is assigned as the Tool Control Primary Representative, the Foreign Object Damage Primary Representative, as well as the Hazardous Material Alternate Representative for work center 690. He continuously sets the example in everything he does, from physical fitness to MOS proficiency. His military bearing, personal appearance, and small unit leadership skills have set him apart from his peers. His personal and professional conduct has always set the example for junior Marines to emulate. He out distances his peers with superb initiative and knowledge of his primary MOS. Having no Sergeants in W/C 690, Corporal Ober constantly strives to assume responsibilities and duties normally reserved for a Sergeant. In recent months, Corporal Ober has shown exemplary proficiency as a Quality Assurance Collateral Duty Inspector. He performs his duties with integrity and tenacity. His personal work ethics are of the highest standards and he always strives to become a better Marine. In addition, he is actively involved in the Aerial Observer program with HMHT-302. Corporal Ober is also currently in Black Belt course in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Outside of work he is associated in a leadership development company called L.I.F.E. (Living Intentionally For Excellence), and receives four CD’s and one book every month in the mail to ensure that he is constantly becoming a more efficient and effective leader. Corporal Ober is the embodiment of the Marine Corps traits of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. It is with the utmost pleasure that I enthusiastically recommend Corporal Ober for Meritorious Sergeant F.YI. Corporal Ober won meritorious board Sergeant 1/12/2012