is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in
"Results Derived from Within"
Vickie Bevenour, a Professional Certified
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What Are YOU
Going to DO to make 2008 Great?
What are YOU going to do to
make 2008 great? It could be as simple as getting
back to basics.
This is illustrated in the following story
about my client Peter.
Peter was let go by his firm
last fall. Since
then he has been in a high-energy job search. In
mid-December he had a series of interviews at a
company that seemed like a very good match. Unfortunately,
he got the call after the New Year that they had
selected someone else for the position. When Peter
dejectedly reported his latest status to me, I
asked him if he would be willing to write a thank
you note to the hiring manager. Peter
nearly exploded at the suggestion, “write him a
note for rejecting me?”
After a discussion, Peter
agreed to write the note thanking him for the
opportunity to interview. A week
later he received a call from the hiring manger
asking him if he would like to meet for coffee.
During that meeting, the hiring manager asked
Peter, “Do you think that we should have
extended you an offer?” Peter immediately
answered in the affirmative. Then the
hiring manager let Peter know that they had not
yet extended an offer to the candidate of choice
and that he would like to put Peter’s name back
in the ring.
Whatever the outcome of this
specific job opportunity, Peter got a second
chance by the simple effort of writing a thank you
second chances are YOU looking for in 2008?
Why not take a moment and
look backward to help you move forward in 2008?
Remember the October newsletter when I presented
you with the assignment to create one thoughtful
hand written thank you note each week for six
months? Have you faithfully put pen to paper each
week as suggested? If not, now is the time to make
this a New Year’s resolution that will
undoubtedly reap benefits for your professional
You might consider writing a
hand written note to:
customer that got away last year.
team member who is always there for you.
manager who wrote you a great performance review
person in your organization who was recognized for
individual on your leadership team on whom your
rely for wisdom
Let’s make 2008 great by
committing to writing one hand written note a week
for the next year.
Each note takes less than 10 minutes to
write. Who knows, just like Peter, your 10 minute
investment might open a door that you thought was
closed…and provide a second chance for you to
Congratulations, you have
taken the next step to deriving results from within.
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