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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.


1 comment:

  1. Well said. I'm consistently surprised at the number of people who will speak well of me to others, given my limited tenure in this industry. When that happens, I'm reminded that we don't live in a zero-sum universe.