Welp, it’s Monday! Are ya ready??? I hope so, ready or not, here we come!
Y’all have heard me talk about bringing out the best in each other, right? This means that we look for the best in each other, we accept each other and we find ways to be better together. Last week I read about this philosophy in action.
Some of my team has had the privilege to work with Clearlink. They are a very successful sales company and I believe it’s because of their inclusive culture; their mantra is ‘create and maintain valuable relationships’. Named One of the Best Places to Work by Outside magazine (2013), Clearlink’s vibe is so strong that you can feel the energy every time you step in the door.
Recently, Jordan Jarvis, one of Clearlink’s sales managers, posted Losing Everything to Find Myself, a story about his personal struggles and journey to overcome them. In it, he talks about Aaron Hansen, VP of Sales and how Aaron invested in him. Instead of seeing Jordan’s struggles, Aaron saw Jordan’s opportunities and gave him room to grow into them. If you’ve worked with Clearlink, you’ve witnessed their positive approach. Many of us have been lucky enough to witness this firsthand. Whoot!
Do you have someone who has done the same, who has invested in you? Do you do this for someone? Jordan’s story reminds me of one of my favorite books – Leadership and the Art of Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box. It’s all about expecting folks to succeed and not assuming they’ll fail. It’s a great read if you want to explore relationship building. If you want some concrete steps to bringing out the best in each other, Fast Company’s Six Habits of People Who Know How to Bring Out the Best in Others is a good read.
Make the week great!