Tag : business relationships

Reprise: A different way to think about your “competitors”

Reprise: A different way to think about your “competitors”

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

I originally shared this Weekly Tip three years ago, and at the time I didn’t know the identity of the person who offered the unconventional offer it describes. I had forgotten about the post until just the other day when I had a chance to meet this awesome person, in person. I’m reprising it because it’s such a great lesson in a much more trustworthy way to think about “competition” that’s worthy of emulation.

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Reprise: Work got you worn out? Try this Jedi mind trick.

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I wrote the first version of this Tip back in 2018. So much has changed. And yet some things haven’t. I was tired back then and shared a way I had found to re-energize myself at work that I thought would be helpful. Fast forward a few years, through (and still in) a pandemic along with many other challenging things in the world. I bet I’m not the only one who’s feeling at least a little worn at the edges. Hence the reprise.

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Why being good at friendship matters for professionals

Why being good at friendship matters for professionals

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

A salient comment from a VP-level participant in one of our recent programs got me thinking about a tip I wrote nearly seven years ago, so I’m reprising it now. The comment basically drew a clear connection between establishing trust with a business colleague and building trust with a friend. It stuck a chord with me because I’ve come to believe that friendship skills play a critical role in business, and particularly in sales.

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