On a more personal note
There are business imperatives that lead people to call us. And then there are the more personal ones.
You might find yourself relating to one or more of the following:
- You (and your team) are tired. You’re working hard and really long hours, yet you aren’t having the impact you want to have. You’re service-oriented by nature and you want to find ways to have your work give you more energy than it takes.
Real relationships provide energy, motivation, and inspiration.
- You (and your team) are frustrated. You’re smart—you really know your stuff. You’re great at problem-solving. You ask really good questions and give really solid advice. And yet, sometimes your clients don’t ever really open up … or ever really take the good advice they get. You want to know, “Why is that and what can be done about it?” You want to be more influential, period.
Real relationships get results.
- You (and your team) are hungry for something that feels more authentic at work.There’s a lot of pretense in the business environment, and a sense that saying what you really think and being who you really are is too risky. Getting real is not only OK, it’s a great business strategy.
Real relationships provide a quality of life that extends far beyond the balance sheet.
For what it’s worth, you’re not alone.