Here are the top ten 2020 “People Connectors,” chosen from those I posted this year to LinkedIn. I thought it would be fun to list them according to popularity, “1” being the most popular, based unofficially on LinkedIn stats. I hope you enjoy and profit from this change of pace.  

10

If you want to know how well a person connects with others

listen for what they say or don’t say about others.

9

Manipulators turn people skills on and off.

Connectors have no such switch.

8

Whether you present with Zoom or “In the Room,”

the best presentation is one that connects.

7

We get to choose how we treat people.

We do not get to choose the results of that choice.

6

Communication that begins with “you” connects or disconnects –

by complimenting or criticizing, by encouraging or discouraging.

5

Kindness is the cure for what unkindness causes.

It replaces weakness with strength and conflict with harmony.

4

Few are deliberately difficult. We’re different.

Seeing others as different rather than difficult

has everything to do with how well we treat them.

3

Listening is transparent communication.

Through it, others see how much

we care about connecting.

2

Give the priceless gift that can’t be bought.

That always fits. That’s always

stylish. That’s often returned.

Your undivided attention.

1

Average people connect only on good days.

Leaders have more good days by connecting regardless.