Recently I shared the story of attending my brother’s destination in Hawaii. They had 60 guests from all over the world and there was a very unique intention to become community together, so support the couple. Each person had a “Welcome to the family” attitude, and genuinely wanted to get to know everyone else. There were no cliques. There were no judgments. There was openness, warmth, and welcoming.
Whether you are at a Strategic Connections meeting, a one-on-one lunch, a client/staff meeting, or event, ask yourself: How are you creating community? Are you open? Warm? Welcoming? If so, community will follow you wherever you go.