Q&A With Author Kristin Tillquist
1. What gave you the idea for the book?
I’ve seen the best and the worst in people — as a lawyer, a political official, and a business entrepreneur. I’ve always been interested in interpersonal communication, psychology and fascinated by what makes people think and act the way they do. I’ve had many opportunities to work and travel abroad and analyze intercultural communications.
Unfortunately, few professionals or corporations currently boast kindness on their resume, in their professional biographies, in their advertising, or on their websites. When asked for strengths or corporate values, few brag that kindness is their forte. I think they should, and Capitalizing on Kindness aims to make that happen.
2. What is “Kindness Capital”?Kindness Capital is generated by a person when they apply kindness, consideration and caring in their personal and professional interactions. Kindness capital is what is built up when you consciously set out to be more kind, to develop your skills at applying kindness. Kindness capital exists in the individual, in a company, and in our society. Making kindness one’s modus operandi has been scientifically proven to be both a good and a smart thing to do! Being kind creates wealth and prosperity. Read More
Kindness is Capital!
Talk to Kristin Tillquist about how corporate kindness is the key business asset helping people to achieve their business goals. Discuss the Five Powers of Kindness (Reputation, Reciprocity, Personality, Thanks and Connecting) and how utilizing them translates into business opportunities that can yield huge capital wins on the corporate playing field.Read More
You’ve heard of human capital and social capital…now is the time for kindness capital!
To be successful in the 21st century global marketplace you need many things—determination, well-articulated goals, and a bit of luck. But more than anything else, you need kindness.
Kindness becomes the key business asset when you couple a caring attitude toward others with a focus on achieving your goals. Often people see business as a choice between being kind and being successful. This is a fictitious trade-off. Nice people are more successful. Those who wish to succeed in the 21st century business climate which is characterized by intense competition, ever-evolving technologies, and escalating expectations, must make the conscious development of kindness their business imperative.Read More