- Fact: The less frequently you are in contact with friends, colleagues or constituents, the more time and energy it takes to remain connected. Communications naturally become more formal and structured the less frequently they occur.
- Action: Try starting out this way: “Bob/Gayle, we have not talked in quite a while. I only have about 5-10 minutes or so right now, but it’s been too long since we have talked and I just had to give you a quick call to reconnect”. Bob/Gayle will appreciate the thoughtfulness your call represents, and the relationship will be strengthened.
Resilient Leadership 2.0 by Bob Duggan and Bridgette Theurer was written to help leaders navigate the increasingly turbulent times we face.