3 Tips for Making Connections with Others - David DeWolf

Connection is King

When we say that someone “connected” with us, we mean that what they said resonates. When someone “connects” with us, we don’t just hear them, we are somehow drawn to what they said. We may feel further aligned or inspired to take action. When we connect, we say something that touches the core of an individual.

Creating connection is powerful. It is the basis of influence. It is the tool of leaders, marketers, and sales folk.

A connection cannot be contrived or forced. But the way...

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Why aren’t smart people enough - David DeWolf

Why aren’t smart people enough?

“We have some incredible talent” she boasted, “what we really need is someone to package them and make us the best at something. We need someone to move us forward and advocate to for us.”

The company’s leader had asked me to interview a handful of his employees to help craft the job description for a key leadership hire he was about to make. For years this leader had complained that he hired the smartest folks and couldn’t understand why the organization wasn’t moving forward....

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