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Leaders Walk Slowly

Walk slowly and connect with others.

For over 30 years I have attended business meeting each week at 10am or at 2 Pm. I arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time to greet the other attendees, ask how each of them and their families are doing, and listen carefully to their responses with a smile on my face. Leaders care about their team members and connect with them. As Dr. John Maxwell says, “Leaders walk slowly through the crowd stopping to ask others how they are and listening attentively to their answers.”

We had the company Christmas Party, last week and that is exactly what I did. There were about 50-60 people in attendance.  I walked around slowly through the room stopped by each person smiled and asked how they were doing and their children. It took over an hour to do this, but everyone enjoyed talking about themselves and were happy that I cared enough to ask and listen intently to them.  Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli taught me this secret of connecting with others.

Identify one or two places in your life to slow down and connect with others.


Madeline Frank, Ph.D., DTM is an Best Selling Author, speaker, business owner, teacher, conductor, and concert artist. She helps businesses and organizations “Tune Up their Business”. Her observations show you the blue prints necessary to improve and keep your business successful. Her latest book “Leadership On A Shoestring Budget” is available everywhere books are sold. If you need a speaker contact Madeline at:


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