May e-Connect — Q&A with Bill Schiemann
Building Relationships for the Long Haul
Bill Schiemann knows a thing or two about this whole premise of staying engaged and connected with the communities you belong to. His role starts at the beginning. As the principal and CEO of the Metrus Group, he and his team are known for its pioneering work in the creation of the People Equity (ACE) talent optimization framework, strategic performance metrics and balanced scorecards.
He consults extensively with corporations on the development and implementation of business and people strategies. Ask him about the importance of keeping everyone connected up and down and all around the network, and he'll tell you that it is an art form — one that more brands and their people must spend time mastering.
A much sought after speaker and author of several books, including "Fulfilled! Critical Choices — Work, Home, Life," Schiemann is a strong advocate for attracting, developing, optimizing and retaining the best talent — talent that will help keep you connected within the communities you serve. We caught up with him to get his take on why building and maintaining is important to your personal brand.
Why is it that the whole world seems to be connected, yet appears as if no one truly engages anymore?
How much do we really engage with the communities we are part of?
What are the best ways to start a new relationship?
But the key is how you continue that relationship, right?
Is there a perfect formula?