20 Sep The importance and value of a great support network
Being exposed to high pressure, making impactful decisions on a daily basis, and leading a team, department or company can be a challenge. Therefore, family, friends, trusted advisors, and mentors often play a significant role in helping you to cope with tough periods in business. Having people you can trust, and people who listen and understand the issues an executive or entrepreneur, faces is a key pillar of succeeding in business. When forming a support network, it is important to keep in mind that a diverse network, with many different personalities and outlooks on life, can help you the most. The only thing that must be the same throughout all the people who support you is a shared network of values.
Also keep in mind that, while it’s great to have people who support you unconditionally, you also need to associate with people who give you “tough love” – that is, they tell you the critical truth whether you like it or not.