HONESTY MAKES DOING BUSINESS EASIER
While working on a recent project, my role was to get the lay of the land and make recommendations to enhance a major project. Every networking skill I ever learned has been utilized.
I was plopped down in a community that I had only visited. Now I was integral part of a project that has major impact on the economy of the community. Questions needed to be asked, the answers collected and combined to make congruent recommendations.
Guiding principles that have been reinforced working on the project.
Ask questions and listen closely to the answer.
Not everyone will like you.
Not everyone will agree with you.
Honesty remains the guiding force.
No matter how difficult it may be to reveal information you have discovered, it is right that you do. It is only through trust that great things can be accomplished.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION TIP:
Make sure you have scheduled time in for yourself each day. Burn out results in errors.