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Monday, May 9, 2011

Tee Up For Power

I got blasted on a discussion site. A three week n00b posted that my post wasn't pertinent to what she thought the site should be about.

It was her first post on a site where I have been assistant mayor for a couple of years.

I didn't respond, what could I say?

Then a bud came to my rescue, and explained what I couldn't, without being self-serving.

Here's the neat part. Two weeks ago, my bud had gone out of her way, introducing me to prospects at a face-to-face event. It was wonderful.

A couple of days later I was marveling at my good fortune, and thought, “What could I do for her?” I want to encourage her behavior.

So I described what she had done and posted it as her first recommendation.

Then two weeks later, she is paving the road in front of me...again!

I was taught to “tee up” or make a thoughtful, positive introduction of my teammates. Now I realize I've got team I wasn't even counting.