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To me, adventure has always been the connections and bounds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.
Bear Grylls

Good working relationships have several important key characteristics such as trust, mutual respect, mindfulness, acceptance of diversity and open communication.

Good working relationships also provide several benefits such as:

  • Better adaptability for change
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Freedom and focus on opportunities
  • Allow work to be more enjoyable

What is important to you in a relationship?

  • Character strengths?
  • Shared values?
  • Behavioural styles?
  • Meaningful purpose? Communication skills? Shared experience? Meaning beyond money (shared societal purpose creates greater strength and commonality in all interactions)?
  • Living in the moment with others?
  • Something else?

Relationships are the nodes in our personal and professional networks. Our networks are what enable us to be resilient and successful in both our personal and professional lives.

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