MVP: You can re-engage people by being present with them.
First, thanks to everyone who attended last night’s webinar – it was great to have you there and I now consider you VIPs! If anyone missed the webinar but wants to be on my VIP list, email me, share something meaningful, and I will take care of you.
The most important question we can ask about those who aren’t here is “how do we call them back?”
I’m going to add a twist here.
People don’t need to be physically gone to still be missing. We all work or have worked with people who have mentally and emotionally checked out.
Honestly, I don’t have any tips for bringing back people who have already physically left your organization, but I do think we can call back the ones who remain physically but not fully.
Be present, even if it feels like they don’t want you there.
Care. Truly care. How tragic is it that somebody is working for or with you and they hate their job? What a lost opportunity to shuffle in every day, just waiting until you can leave again.
Build the relationship by learning the stories the person has. Who were they? How did they become who they are now? What dreams did they have? What dreams do they still hold?
Help them grow!
I said yesterday, this is simple but hard.
It’s hard because we are all busy and there are a million things competing for our time. How do we take time to be with someone long enough to learn their stories when we have deadlines and to-do lists?
If you are working on managing your priorities, congratulations! I have only one question for you:
Have a great weekend my friends!