“6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire”
This business article is about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit and a self-made billionaire’s tactics that made him successful. Scott is a stable on the Forbes Billionaire List. He is also the executive chairman of a $22 billion-plus market cap company and is strikingly very humble, for the amount of success he has achieved. The six following tactics are things that Scott does when communicating with other people within a business environment:
“Attend to Your Attendees” – Scott talks to every attendee and makes sure all their answers are answered before he leaves. He does not leave the room until each person has had his undivided attention.
“Curiosity kills Condescension” – Be an interviewer and not the interviewee. People who have achieved much less than Scott assume they already have all the answers. Being naturally curious is quite the antidote for condescension.
“Ask the Impossible” – Talk about big opportunities. Ask about goals the other person wants to achieve over the next five to ten years. Instead of naysaying or talking about how something can be done better; ask “How do we make that happen?” With that simple phrase you can validate the worthiness of someone’s thinking, hold them accountable for the outcome, or offer your support in the process.
“Doers do” – Take copious amounts of notes. Make productive conversation with no wasted airspace or false promises. “ Beware of your Blind Spots” – Jason Nazar; the author says “The most fatal flaw of leaders is their inability to acknowledge their own blind spots, meaning we all have flaws, but our inability to recognize them is the most harmful weakness of all.” Ask others how they think you could improve and be open to their ideas and opinions. Listen to their feedback and reiterate their value.
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