Reading is fun. But not every book is really worth reading it – especially when it comes to business books. Therefore I already started the “Book of the Week” Series, where I share comprehensive abstracts on my favourite books.
Now I want to start another series called: “Business Books” – featuring information on books in a more compact way. Today I would like to present you “Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships”, George C. Fraser (2008).
Click offers anyone longing for meaningful connections in and out of the office Ten Truths on how to find their social voice, cultivate their beneficial offerings to others, and how to truly “click” with like-minded counterparts. In Click, author George C. Fraser reveals offers anyone longing for meaningful connections in and out of the office Ten Truths regarding how to find their social voice, cultivate their beneficial offerings to others, and how to truly “click” with like-minded counterparts.
From the first Truth (“Be authentic”) to the last (“It Takes teamwork to Make the Dream Work”), Fraser reveals the techniques of traditional networking that are broken and backwards, then presents a new way to view meeting, greeting, and ultimately “clicking” with colleagues and friends. The key, according to Fraser, is to redefine the term itself.
Networking can be superficial, whereas connecting or clicking is about sharing common ground. Networking is goal-based. Clicking is valuebased. Networking is often selfish and one-sided. Clicking is mutually beneficial. But bridge the gap between the two, and real relationships form and real bonds are made. Learn the truths about talking and listening, giving and receiving, trusting and respecting, says Fraser, and anyone can hear the not-quite audible click of a meaningful relationship being formed. Hear enough clicks, and savvy businesspeople can recognize it as the sound of a professional career on the rise.