In a recent John Maxwell Corporate Solutions podcast, they talked about Management by Walking Around (MBWA). It is essentially about the lost art of leaders walking slowly through the crowd and making meaningful connections, as John so often advises.
In today’s society, in-person connections are more meaningful than ever.
How can you make these essential connections?
1. Slow down.
“Walk slowly through the crowd,” as John Maxwell says. Take time to notice and talk to each person. You will not only connect with them; you also will gain ideas and other connections as well.
2. Look for ways to serve.
Observe situations and help where you can. Small acts of kindness go a long, long way. We have all heard inspiring stories from people doing great things, that started with a small act of kindness from a mentor or even a stranger. You never know how far your small actions lead, nor the ripple effect they could have on the world.
3. Ask, like John Maxwell, “Who do you know that I should know?”
And reciprocate in helping other people make connections as well. If you have taken the time to engage in a conversation and are actively looking for ways to serve, it follows that you may also know someone who would be a great connection for the person you have just met.
For leaders, connections are everything. Are you actively earning your MBWA consistently each day?
For more ideas and inspiration, take some time to listen to the podcast. (Click here.)
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.