March 2, 2005

Excerpts: Never Eat Alone - Part IV

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 12:59 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Be Sincere
Whether you spend five seconds or five hours with a new contact or acquaintance, make the time count. In Los Angeles, where I live, eye darters are a party staple. Theyre constantly looking to and fro in an attempt to ferret out the most important person in the room. Frankly, its a disgusting habit, and one thats sure to put off those around you.
The surest way to become special in others eyes is to make them feel special. The correlate, of course, is equally true: Make people feel insignificant and your significance to them shall certainly diminish.
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About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.