When was the last time someone did something for you with no strings attached? Maybe she covered for you during a meeting that you forgot, or offered unsolicited praise to a supervisor on your behalf? I bet it felt pretty good, didn’t it?
Now ask yourself this: When was the last time was that you did something for someone else, no strings attached.
So the question comes: Should you “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” If so, then at what price?
Showing Up as a Giver
In this last of three articles on the importance of relationship-building as the common denominator in successful organizations, the focus is on communal and exchange relationships. As suggested by the name, exchange relationships are marked by a give and take between the parties involved.
Communal relationships are characterized by both parties work for the interest of the…
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