Linked – How George H.W. Bush used handwritten thank-you notes to build bridges

This is an interesting example to consider, professionally and personally.

He carved out time most evenings to write cards and thank-you notes. He wrote so many that they fill a 700-page book, “All the Best, George Bush,” which serves as his memoir. Bush found the idea of writing about himself distasteful. Modesty was ingrained in him, a legacy of his moneyed Connecticut upbringing with its emphasis on self-restraint and good manners. That’s also at the root of his thousands of thank-yous and other notes he popped in the mail throughout his long career.

It was also good politics.

How many of us could do with setting aside some time to say thank you? Even in an email or text, let alone a handwritten note? (Which are the better choice, let’s be honest.)



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