Networking Is Not Like What It Used to Be

Ron Sukenick Networking, Relationships, Strategy, Systems

As we move into the year 2010 and beyond, there is a lot to think about and understand as it relates to world of networking and business relationship development. In fact, let me begin with a shocking statement that should take many of you including my colleagues by surprise. Networking is DEAD. In my opinion, networking as we know it today has been dying a slow death since about 1995. And, if you think that …

Your Independence Is a Direct Result

Ron Sukenick Quote, Relationships, Strategy

Known to the wise, Abraham, Buddha, Confucius, and Jesus understood the underlying connectedness of all humanity. Their admonitions to us contain high awareness of our human interdependence. – Timothy Wilken All accomplishments, all achievements, all successes, all progress that we as human beings have experienced, is a result of our interdependence with others! A tremendous amount of support surrounds us in all areas of our lives: our families, our friends, our business colleagues, our partnerships, …

When Does Failure to Listen Occur?

Ron Sukenick Listening, Relationships, Strategy

Failure to listen occurs whenever the receiver “tunes out” the sender of the message before receiving the entire message. One instance is when you disagree with some part of what is being said… You listen to the point of disagreement, and begin formulating your response in your head rather than continuing to listen. This is the old habit of listening to only what you want to hear and failing to listen to the rest of …

Commitment Within a Relationship Mindset

Ron Sukenick Attitude, Relationships, Strategy

For many people, the biggest reward from commitment to the relationship process is that it leads to closer, warmer, and deepened relationships with others. When you take a proactive approach to developing relationship with others, they are more eager to enter into business and social relationships with you. Now, it doesn’t mean that everybody will choose to interact with you. A relationship mindset simply increases the possibility that someone will want to interact with you! …