I used to include a quote at the end of my email signature. It read “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Commonly referred to as the Golden Rule, it is a good tenet to live by and I make every effort to do so every single day…
Last week, we saw many of you at Licensing Expo.
Hopefully, it was a productive and positive show for you all!!!
Upon returning to the office, we reflected on how optimistic we felt, having spent good quality time with current Clients and garnering lots of interest from potential new Clients.
We recognize how lucky we are to have Clients who treat us like part of their team and appreciate what we do for them.
We were also fortunate to reconnect with many long-time friends and colleagues and to get to share a meal or drink together.
We are truly grateful!!!
Unfortunately, there are also many people in our industry (and in other industries as well, I am sure), who don’t feel the need to treat others with respect.
But more importantly, they behave in a way that is completely unprofessional…
Those people who make appointments and then blow them off.
Contacts you’ve known for years, who definitely saw you, but made sure not to make eye contact to avoid saying hello.
And still others who don’t get exactly what they want from you – the opportunity, the deal terms, the meeting – and then bad-mouth you behind your back.
It’s very disappointing but more so, challenging.
For even as I write this, I think upon my own actions (with a company name like Jenerosity, you kind of have to!).
Have I been living up to my own standards?
I like to believe that I do and that if I have an issue with someone I will address it with them directly…
Because discussing issues or concerns isn’t just the right thing to do as a person, it is also the right thing to do for your business.
You never know where that person whose call you didn’t return will end up next in their career.
Or when you might need them to return your call!
And sometimes, the harder thing to do is actually the easier one in the long-term.
As always, please tell us what you think in the Comments below…