There is a website called Read It Later that allows users to bookmark longer articles to read out from under the daily confines of job tasks, managing employees and attending meetings. It’s an inventive and useful site. Some staffers at the NY Times used it to gauge who online is “saved for later” most often, thus signifying whose words and ideas we feel have earned our much valued down time. That got us to thinking … are our contributions to our personal communities (co-workers/team members/friends/family) worth saving for later?
Earning credibility by fulfilling promises is a big part of Market Force.
You are, after all, what your actions show you to be. Those who don’t respond to requests are probably not saved for later very often. Of course, you can always renegotiate a promise, but how many times can you do that until you’re un-bookmarked for future consideration?
This is a compelling way to measure your Market Force. How often do your words and actions garner long-standing consideration?