Sunday, January 11, 2009

Click, Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships, by George C. Fraser

Book recommended by Harold Schroeder. Thank you!

Harold Schroeder always makes it a point to share something interesting and inspirational in the New Year. Thank you so much for keeping up the tradition.

In his email, Harold states “Vishal, as you may know, I believe that is all about relationships. So within that context, I believe the book "Click" might interest you as an inspirational piece for the New Year. The book offers Ten Truths on how to find your social voice, cultivate beneficial offerings to others, and how to truly click with like-minded counterparts. Traditional networking is broken and backwards. A different way of meeting, greeting, and ultimately clicking with colleagues and friends is required. Networking is goal-based. Clicking is value-based. Networking is often selfish and one-sided. Clicking is mutually beneficial. Hope you enjoy the read. Again, wishing you a very happy New Year!”

Brief Summary:

In Click you will discover the Ten Truths for connecting with people. In today’s high-tech, isolated world, individuals have a difficult time connecting with others. Networking offers a venue, but Fraser’s Ten Truths can help individuals truly click:
  1. Be Authentic — Be true to real self
  2. Communicate With Your Heart — Cultivate a new source of intelligence
  3. Love, Serve, Give and Add Value First — Good deeds return to the giver tenfold
  4. Nurture Your Relationships — They are the core of personal and professional success
  5. Bless Them and Release Them — Cut damaging unions loose and move on
  6. Trust First; Distrust Must Be Earned —Trust breeds more trust, and open communication
  7. Tailor Your Relationships — Consciously create the "perfect fit"
  8. Make Peace, Not War, With Words — Use the power of speech and writing for good
  9. Be Open to Everything — And attached to nothing
  10. It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work — Seek caring, creative allies
But George Fraser doesn't stop there. He shows you how to go from networking to connecting - when you experience that heartfelt feeling of trust and exciting burst of energy with someone. And then when you each willingly add special value to each other and achieve more together than either of you could achieve alone, that's when you're clicking.

Below you will find a 9-min movie where the author George Fraser talks about his new book Click. I think the first 6-mins of the movie where George introduces the concept of the book is pretty interesting.

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