The Harvard Business Review printed these sage words from Jodi Glickman. One of the biggest mistakes people make is failure to follow up after receiving a favour.
When someone gives you advice or introduces you to a potential client, be sure to report back what happened. Close the loop by sharing the outcome even if it is bad news. The person may be able to further help with another introduction or suggestion.
Many times when you do someone a favour, you never hear back and that encourages not repeating favours. Pay attention to your friends!
Roll Up The Rim
Now if a friend should buy you a “Roll Up The Rim” coffee at Tim Hortons and you win a car…I’m sure that because your friend bought you the coffee you would say “you bought the coffee, it’s your car”. Right? Wrong?