Discussing :: You never know who you’re going to work with

So best to think ahead, make a mental note anytime you meet someone, could you work with them? what would they be good at? It might be 3 months, 2 years or 20 years and when the situation arises you already have someone to solve the problem! It’s a knack I learned in some book but has been tremendously helpful at Young & Shand. This habit has helped us immensely, there’s no harm in doing it, it’s all win/win. read full article

#1

You never know who you’re going to work with

I love this idea, but I always feel just a little cheeky approaching someone for their help when I dont know them well - I guess its all about networking - can you tell, Im new to this ; )

#2

this is such a wise word of wisdom - it couldn't be more true - the world is a small place, little old NZ even more so. Thanks for reminding me to tread carefully!

#3

im just not goo at this kind of stuff....

#4

Aaaa touché!!

#5

I'd imagine it would be really useful when your in a specific industry or small town. I don't imagine it helping me.

#6

This is really cool! So true too. Cos there will be a time in life when you will probably think 'Yes! That person would be absolutely fantastic in this project/work/job' etcetc. Cool!

#7

Yes you can read a lot from body language my partner did a course years ago on shoplifters and there body language as well as one on what to look out for in a job interview and it works but for some strange reason he has a very good gut instinct and has caught lots of shoplifters over the years.

#8

interesting...also good to consider the old saying be good to those you meet on the way up, you may meet them again on your way down

#9

When I started in business years ago, I really make an effort to network. I attended functions and diligently asked everyone I met for their business card which I filed it away alphabetically with notes of where I had met them, when, plus anything else I could remember. Those with whom I thought I might be able to do business , I followed up with a note saying how I had enjoyed meeting them. From these people I often got a response. I did this for probably three or four years. The others….From those whom I didn’t follow up, the result has been a dusty draw full of business cards from people who have long since left town, changed jobs, etc. There are hundreds of them! I know I should empty out that drawer but who knows, I may have a problem to solve. I may meet them in 20 years and work with them!

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