20 Feb 2014 Relationship Building Challenge
On January 3, I recommended making one small change per month this year to dramatically improve your skill and confidence in building relationships. If you participated in January, pat yourself on the back. If not, it’s quick to catch up, and you can easily complete both the January and February challenges in just one month.
The challenge for January was to “Focus, focus, focus. Since this is a developmental process, we’re going to target it. Make a list of no more than ten people with whom you want to build stronger relationships in 2014. This is important, because the list will be the basis for our work. Let’s call them your Treasured Ten.”
How did you do? Pop over to the 2014 Relationship Building Challenge blog post and let me know how it went.
Here’s your challenge for February, if you are willing to accept it:
“Set a simple goal and metric for each relationship, or to keep it super-simple, one over-arching goal and one metric for the whole process. What gets measured gets managed. How will you know you are strengthening each relationship? What signs will indicate this? Those signs can be your metrics. You’re not measuring product performance; this metric can be soft and still be useful to you!”
Let me know how it’s going, share your thoughts, and ask your questions any time.