I will admit that there are days when I am tempted to say "my computer." That's a mistake. It's people we rely on the most.
Who is most reliable in your life? Who do you talk to every day?
I've come to realize that I do need to talk with more people every day. It takes contact. It takes reaching out. Building relationships is not a little thing, it's more like a lot of little things. Recurring conversations add to the relationships we build. Spending time together adds to the relationships we build. Remembering birthdays, holidays, and special times is important, too. The key is in the conversation. How we communicate is so often who we are.
As a leader, building your team takes building your relationships. A strong team is built on durable, reliable relationships.
I will strive to communicate to more people more often in the coming days, weeks, month, and year. How about you?
-- Doug Smith