Friday, October 8, 2010
Because of Social Media ....Transparency is a BIG word these days. A word that everyone needs to get used to fast. Crazy thing is...in an era where transparency is becoming the norm, most people are scared to death by it.
Simply put: We have been conditioned for pretty much our whole lives to stay guarded and protect our "personal space".
But....How can we step outside of the transparency box that we have lived in forever?
Go to a playground and watch children playing. Pay close attention to them when they come into contact with another child that they have never met. Just a tiny bit shy at first and within 5 minutes the communication flood gates open and they are best friends...right?
That's because they haven't been stripped of their transparent tendencies.
Now, I think we could all take a lesson from kids on how "being transparent" is a very effective tool in building solid networks! Bottom line...If kids ran the business world, everyone would be friends and trust each other, sobering thought hunh?
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr Suess
Dr Suess is a household name and children learn from him every day....maybe it's time us adults take a look at what he has to say.
Back to the Basics....Elementary my dear friends