Did you ever have a conflict with a colleague, one that seems impossible to resolve? You know you did everything you could to keep the relationship moving forward to no avail. And since he changed jobs and you no longer saw him on a daily basis, you just chalked it up to “not to be.”
And now with sites that help you connect, you had a great idea.
You were business colleagues, went to leadership courses together, spent time on strategy and people issues.
You asked him to connect with you on LinkedIn.
Think about the beauty of this. No awkward meeting with the fear of rejection. No long pauses on the phone wondering if he will hang up on you. No struggle to find the right words for an email. Just a few clicks on your computer and you can say “Now I did everything I can do to repair the hurt.”
And then you can go about your day. The ball is in his court.
If there is a response, it is time to follow through.
It is a really good way to say “I am sorry” or “Hey I miss you,” or “Let’s talk” without the angst.
So, reach out and touch someone. It really is better to repair a relationship that let it hang on the edge of anger and disappointment.
You know the saying about not burning bridges.