Often in business schools and professional training we learn to be diplomatic with whoever we are dealing with, in our job role – be it employees for HR professionals, sub-ordinates for team leaders or customers for sales professional. It is good to be diplomatic but not with the side-effect of becoming heartless to the extent that we become so much accustomed to dealing with them diplomatically that growing more senior we only master the art of giving justifications for everything we come across. We play using our mind and forget to put our heart into our tasks and that is when we forget the art of touching heart i.e. romance.
It is not just academics or number of years of experience that help you excel in your career – if you focus in just these things then you may succeed in learning the art of keeping your chair hot but not the art of touching heart. For touching heart of your customers, employees, sub-ordinates etc.; you must learn to walk the talk, putting yourself in their shoes and feeling their pain.
Last but not the least, for a successful romance (don’t take in the other sense that your wife would start raising eye brows while seeing you reading this article) in business, keep in mind the golden words of Steve Jobs: