The world of work is an interesting place. We focus on “our careers” and “our skill set” and “our development” and “our potential.” In the next breath we complain that team-players are nowhere to be found in the chaotic “war for talent!”
Well I’m glad you asked.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Not the beaten to death work/life balance messaging that seems more philosophical than realistic. I’m talking about networking balance. I’m talking about reaching out to those who could be important to you, but asking them for nothing.
Maybe never asking them for anything... Ever.
I know, I know…I’m out of touch. Actually I don’t think I am. Several members of my inner circle have stayed connected to me for several years now.
They connect on a variety of channels including using the phone to actually talk, as well as in person when we can see each other. While I could be helpful to them, they’ve asked me for exactly nothing.
They asked for nothing. Let that sink in.
Those kind of connections move far beyond “my network,” and become true friends.
How About You
I’d love to hear from you.