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    The Pillars of Success: Relationships

    As social creatures, relationship and community are at the heart of our survival and success. Throughout history and even today, those without a tribe don’t tend to farewell. Building relationships is the process of developing critical social connections. It’s a fundamental skill and the basis of reputation and influence. Being good at relationship building is not only important for living a happy fulfilled life, but also what enables us to close deals, get the gig, and move our careers forward. The Lifecycle of Relationships There are many types of relationships – family, romantic, friendly, professional – but with the exception of our first family relationships, nearly all of them begin…