YOU are the king/ the queen of hearts in your company! ……… Are you really sure?
Take the 3 minute quiz and find out if you are a true people person or not. Every right answer is 1 point, a wrong one scores 0.
- How many kids has the direct report or colleague you like the least? State their age and names
- When is the birthday of your mentor or the person who influenced you most in your last company and did you congratulate him/ her?
- What is the name of the cleaning woman/ man you cross sometimes in the mornings/ evenings?
- Did you have lunch this quarter with the 10 (internal) people who will influence your success most this year? Consider your boss, colleagues, all direct reports and do not forget the back-office/ front-office staff (depending on where you work) or the nice person at the front desk
- Did you already go through the entire office today and said “hello” to everyone?
- What was the important-for-that-person yet totally-irrelevant-for-you story you were told in the canteen last week and when will it happen? When will you follow-up with him/ her and did you put it into your calendar? (“Hi Mary, good to see you. I wondered: what was the outcome of the XYZ?”)
- Did you talk bad about anyone in the office in the last 7 days? Minus 3 points! Plus 1 if you did not
- 6-7 points: Chapeau, you made it. Please share the secrets of your success on this blog. We all want to be like you!
- 3-5 points: Not bad. But I know you can do better! Maybe take more notes. Or listen better. Or ask more questions. What else can you do? Please share the top 3 points of your action list
- 1-2 points: Come on! Do you work in IT or in a freeway toll-booth? Make an effort: Get out of your earth hole and talk to the people around you!