Month: November 2004

Maintaining Relationships: High-Touch, Not High-Tech

While electronic communication makes it possible for us to exchange information rapidly, it falls short when it comes to the caring and feeding of personal relationships. Relationships occur between two people and people need periodic personal touches from the other person if the relationship to remain vibrant. So get out from behind your computer screen…

Capitalize On Your Moments Of Truth

A moment of truth is an opportunity to come through when the people around you don’t expect you to. I was on a Hertz Rental Car bus in Chicago one time when a pregnant woman traveling with three kids and six suitcases was about to get off. Instead of merely unloading her suitcases onto the…

Negative Comments Hurt Everyone

Nothing good ever comes out of negative comments. They make you, the sender, look bad to the people observing your behavior. They also make the receiver feel bad. If you regularly dish out negative comments, don’t expect any of these people to give you their best efforts the next time you ask them for a…