May 14, 2018
Special Content Edition with Julian Carle
Establishing and maintaining business relationships is a key component of leadership. Effectively managing many relationships can sometimes be an overwhelming job which some leaders fail to do well.
It won’t matter what title you hold, what experience you have or what education level you achieved, if you can't establish relationships with others you will never accomplish your work mission. Effective interpersonal work relationships are essential to job and career success and satisfaction.
The cynic may say “It’s not about what you can do – it’s about who you know.”
It is true, that some people get job opportunities or promotions and salary increases because they “know someone”.
But really, “It is about who knows what you can do.” You need to build relationships with people so they get to know and trust you.
When you trust the people you work with and do business with, you can work together seamlessly. You're more effective, you're happy to take worthwhile risks, and you can work securely, knowing that your co-workers will support you – just as you will support them.