Leadership Success: How Small Gestures Equal Big Rewards

Ways to translate the little things for great career wins

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Have you ever had an idea about what the next big thing will be? Although big ideas are great, and no doubt lead to some great innovations, it’s the small things done daily that are integral to the diligence required to accomplish goals. These small gestures show the dedication and commitment you have to a company and how invested you are to the businesses success. Daniel Newman, CEO of EC3 and writer for Huffington Post, details small gestures that commonly lead to bigger and better outcomes:

  • Follow through: No matter what it is that you say you are going to do, do it. I can’t tell you how many times someone says I’ll call you in 5 minutes or I’ll have that to you tomorrow and they don’t. Be the one that does, and you will be light years ahead of the masses.
  • Only ask if you intend to listen: Employee, colleague or customer, it doesn’t matter. We all ask too many questions with no intention to listen to the answers. Somewhere along the line we became confused that empathy comes from asking a lot of questions. But really it comes from asking genuine questions and then listening to the answers.

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