As business leaders, meaningful conservations are critical.

While many think these conservations are functions of position, in reality, the most important interactions are ignited by an approachable reputation. Granted, this is easier said than done in a ‘self-aware’ era. However, if we want to make a difference, then we must focus on people to know their situation and gauge what type of questions we should be asking.

Think of it this way: If the success of our corporations hinge on positive exchanges, why not put yourself in position to give and receive advice? Why not ask yourself, ‘What do I want my reputation to be and what am I doing to reinforce that reputation?’

As I discuss in this episode, by keeping these questions on the front burner, you can establish purposeful connections with employees, clients, and potential partners.