3 Benefits of Taking Time Off the Grid

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Everybody needs a little time away – and busy, hard-working professionals are no exception. But leaders still find it challenging to slip away for a getaway, even for summer vacation. And if you do take time off the grid, with cell phones and laptops readily available, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with the office.

But do you want to? Do you need to?

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5 Ways to Inspire Trust in New Relationships

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We all know the adage that people do business with people they know, like and trust. While most people believe that building trust takes time, here’s how you can start the process, even before meeting in person:

Referral or Introduction

A third party introduction from a trustworthy person gives you instant credibility. Your introducer can create a bridge between you and the person with whom you hope to establish a relationship.

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Speak Up and Speak Out

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Easy to say, much harder to do.

“I’d be too embarrassed.”
“Oh, I could never speak up to my boss.”
“I’m afraid of looking foolish.”
“It’s too intimidating.”
“What would I say?”

Sound familiar?

But here’s the payoff for you when you choose to take the risk:

  • Increased confidence
  • Visibility
  • Recognition
  • Respect
  • Rewards
  • Trust

Imagine what speaking up could mean to you and your loved ones at home, at work, or in your community:

  • better health care
  • a raise or promotion
  • a new client or customer
  • improved customer service
  • a refund
  • stronger relationships

And what if you used your skills to speak out on behalf of people who can’t speak for themselves because they’re sick, in economic distress, or starving?

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