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Communication, Compassion, and The Xbox Story

“No matter where you are in your career, you can listen to people, support them, show compassion.”

Tim Sanders wrote that several years ago in one of my favorite business books, Love is the Killer App. As you might imagine, he’s collected many stories since then about situations where people have made the time to make real connections to others. Times they’ve sought out opportunities to slow down and have a real human-to-human conversation, and how those have helped build trust, loyalty & friendship – relationships that are “real” as well as “just for business.”

On his blog last week, Tim shares with us one of those stories, one that’s well worth setting aside six minutes of your day.

Turn off the distractions around you, read Tim’s blog posting, then click through and watch his video.

(go do it now.)

Yea – wow. To be sure, it takes a lot for someone to get to that point in their life and it’s a pretty extreme & rare situation — at least I sure hope it is. But just how do you know what’s going on in the lives of the people around you unless you take the time to sit down and communicate with them?

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