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This Element is an excerpt from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters (ISBN: 9780132287517) by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. Available in print and digital formats.
Create relationships that are “built to last”: relationships that will make you more effective for a lifetime, whatever your role, job, or goals.
Would your behavior with others change if you knew in advance that your relationships would be long lasting? How would you build relationships if everyone you worked with, bought from, or served would always be your neighbor--or at least the smart, talented people you want to keep around?