I like the #4 and #6 these have produced some great deep relationships with other professionals doing some great things! I do believe these 2 are severely lacking in the DNA of folks in a Large and MegaLarge Corp. This does trickle out into the communities these professional folks live in. It's a problem that I feel is hindering the growth of our economy. These folks have put the blinders on. Just a sociological observation....
@keithprivette I totally hear you, Keith! The good news is that in this new economy, the rules have changed and ALL companies (large & small) are going to have to learn to adapt to the new game. Customers are now requiring that we show up authentically and in deep service.
Research has shown that during a weakened economy, when customers are freaking out, they're going to respond in one of two ways: 1) They become very focused on price. OR 2) They seek relationship with companies that take care of them and lower their stress & anxiety.
I know which camp I want to be in!