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Business owners and employees who are skeptical of networking may want to reconsider. According to a recent survey from the Referral Institute, individuals who spent more than six hours a week networking garnered 47% of all business from their referrals and networks. Those who claimed that networking didn’t play a very large role in their business only networked less than two hours per week.[…] Continue Reading »
Andrew Sobel is published widely on client loyalty and capabilities required to build trusted business relationships, including his first book, the best-selling “Clients for Life.” In addition to “Power Questions,” his other books include “Making Rain” and the award-winning “All for One: 10 Strategies for Building Trusted Client Partnerships.” Sobel has more than 30 years of experience as a senior-management consultant, an executive educator and a coach.[…] Continue Reading »
I am a reluctant leader. I realize that others sometimes look at me and label me as a leader, but I prefer to deny it and go into hiding — just do my job, keep my head down and watch others step up to the plate. This isn’t always the wisest action to take; the call to leadership may be custom-made and important to an organization.[…] Continue Reading »
Office parties, private club events, civic galas, friends and family dinners: ‘Tis the season for a wide variety of holiday invitations to both personal and professional gatherings. To be clear, “rock stars” are the mindful, sharp, leadership-oriented people that everyone in the room would like to meet — or potentially work with.
Here are six tips for creating stellar holiday experiences everywhere you go:
- Bring a bottle of something spectacular.