Stay in Touch with Your Friends.

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Stay in touch with your friends

Leadership Tip of the week #90

Adapted from HBR

Many people let their personal relationships fall by the wayside as they focus on their careers and start a family.

Yet research shows that we are more successful in our careers when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships.

Don’t run the risk of losing touch with your closest social connections. Career and friendships can reinforce each other — friends can share big-picture career insights and even inspire your passion for professional growth.

Counteract the natural drift away, and make the effort to maintain your friendships. Call a close friend instead of just clicking on their Facebook page. Make plans to see them (and don’t cancel!). It’s OK to set ambitious career goals, but don’t sacrifice close ties in the process.

Adapted from “Being Too Busy for Friends Won’t Help Your Career,” by Neal J. Roese

Author: Andrew Mann

Managing Partner at NorthBailey. Having had senior marketing & insight roles at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Coop and M&S, I'm now using my experience & network to solve strategic marketing problems for NorthBailey clients

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