As in all other aspects of your life, the people you choose to surround yourself with in business REALLY do matter. From your consultant to your accountant to your intern, these are the people who can be there to make your life easier. Nurture these relationships and practice reciprocity. It’s worth it!
For example, at meetings, have each person shares something from the previous week that they considered a success. It might be something in their personal life or an achievement they felt good about at work. Nominate someone each week to get a Starbucks card for an extra effort they put in to help out or do something extra.
These little efforts help get to know each other better and celebrate extra effort! How do you nurture important relationships with your employees or contacts? How do you go about establishing new connections?