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The "L" Word


We associate loyalty with all things good. Service to country. Man's best friend. Faithful companions.

We hear often about "company loyalty".

We hear about "x number of years of loyal service".

What is the real value, in the twenty first century, on loyalty?

In an age where we ourselves expect to change careers five times and jobs twelve, is there really any place for loyalty these days?

As companies shed and add jobs based upon quarterly stock reports, does loyalty really matter or have any value?

Why do we still kid ourselves?

Loyalty is a grand concept and should be lauded in many categories. But loyalty is a dead subject in the work place.

Take loyalty off your "Benefits I Bring To The Workplace" list and replace it with something more tangible today.

More for the Marketing Me To Do List

On the road this week with presentation.

For your todo list, please remember the little things (which rapidly become big!).

1. Have a working cellular phone which you can be reached on while away from the office.

2. Take business cards, send follow up emails and thank you notes.

3. Verify your travel arrangements twice. (Travel story - next post).

4. If renting a car, verify your driving directions.

5. Verify your credit card before leaving the house for little things like expiration dates.

6. Bring material which might tell your story better.

7. Remember to thank your host in person.

8. Call when leaving and before arriving.

9. Dress to match you audience. If interviewing always wear a suit.

10. Never turn down an invitation after your meeting. For instance, if the employer invites you to lunch or another activity. Change your schedule and go!

Google buys YouTube

Is anyone surprised?

Next, Google buys ABC, Ford, Exxon and Walmart. More at 11.
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