Never underestimate the importance of relationships in both your career and your personal life, writes Sachin Waikar for Stanford Business Review.
Waikar has tapped into the wisdom of leadership coach Rebecca Zucket, who stresses that nurturing your networks is a “critical life skill” rather than simply a vital business tool. Zucket insists that it’s a big mistake to separate professional and private relationships.
“Our relationships are our relationships. They actually help us live longer, so they’re important not just to our careers but to our health,” she says.