By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you concentrate more fully and perform more effectively. Reading Time: 2:56.
So what kind of a kisser are you? Your kissing style could be a measure of your leadership capability. Consider this scene in Robert A. Heinlein’s novel : Stranger in a Strange Land:
“Anne tell me something. What’s so special about the way Michael kisses?” Anne looked dreamy and then dimpled. “Michael gives a kiss his whole attention.”
“Oh, rats! I do too.”
Anne shook her head. “No, some men try to. Men who did a very good job of it indeed have kissed me. But they don’t really give kissing a woman their whole attention. They can’t. No matter how hard they try, some parts of their minds are on something else:
“Missing the last bus.
Their own techniques in kissing.
Worry about their jobs.
Or money. Or something.
“Now Michael doesn’t have any technique. But when he kisses you he isn’t doing anything else. Not anything. You’re his whole universe for that moment. And the moment is eternal because he doesn’t have any plans and he isn’t going anywhere. Just kissing you.” She shivered. “A woman notices. It’s overwhelming.”
Leaders Kiss You With Their Eyes, Ears, Smile
Leaders are overwhelming. Leaders are great kissers. They kiss you with something more electrifying, more engaging, more exciting than their lips. They kiss you with their eyes. They kiss you with their ears. They kiss you with a magnetic smile that bathes you in warmth. And they kiss you with a feeling of respect, of high regard.
Indeed when you regard someone or something, the dictionary says you show “respect or consideration.” You take a “protective interest.” You “estimate the worth of something or someone.” Much like in that scene in the movie Babe when the sheep rancher first visually kisses the pig–Babe. The narrator says that the rancher and the pig did more than just eye each other. “They regarded each other.”
Leaders, as great kissers, regard their staffs. Leaders, as great kissers, value their staffs. Leaders, as great kissers,make each staff member feel that he or she is needed, special and loved for who they are without any reservation.
Leaders, as great kissers, can turn a routine encounter into a memorable experience. Consider the post office clerk who wanted to send a package first class. The post office clerk looked into the eyes of the customer–carefully regarding him— and then planting a verbal kiss on his lips: ” I’ll mark it first class right here before your eyes,” she said. And the customer felt needed. He felt special. He felt loved. Without any reservation.
Even in routine transactions, leaders don’t kiss you off. They kiss you right on. Totally. Verbally. Visually. Vocally. And most of all — intentionally.
Concentrate fully to keep your leadership thinking in mint condition.
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