Tagged: name game

January 31, 2012

“Ask Chris Anything!”

Go ahead – ask me ANYTHING!

No one wants to work at a place where they don’t trust the leaders.

A lack of trust will cost you dearly.  It will eat away at your organization like a invisible cancer.  Your people will  communicate ideas less freely, especially with you.  They feel less secure and less committed to the company.  People in such an environment are far less likely to achieve great things.

And you want to achieve great things, don’t you?

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August 14, 2011

Name Game

“A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

– Dale Carnegie

I'm in Hanoi only a few days each month. To help me remember names, I take photos of each person and edit their name into the photo. I regularly update the album on the Internet to aid Dream Makers in their quests to take my money in the Name Game.

One of my most important responsibilities as a leader is creating a sense of community in our team.  I want people to feel recognized and important and have a sense of belonging.

One of the best ways to do that is to learn everyone’s name.

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