People do business with others they know, like and trust. This concept is paramount to any business relationship. It is the key to your success as a business person. It is what will make lucrative clients want to do business with you. It is what will make senior executives want to promote you.
Strong social skills are the difference between a good business person and a great one. Yet in business, the importance of social skills are often overlooked and neglected.
Skills in global leadership are paramount to success in today’s business world. Regardless of whether you’re an expatriate living abroad, or somebody who works within your home country and never travels for business, at some stage in your career you will have to deal with business matters that involve cross-cultural or global issues.
Last week I shared with you Part 1 of this blog post and video series. Click here to watch the video, “Conversation Skills Part 1: Comment on Your Surroundings”. In business, conversation skills are crucial. You need them to connect, engage, and move the business connection to a long-term relationship.