While most leaders will acknowledge strong human relationships as key to business success, only a few take a structural approach to relationship development—and they yield exceptional results. In THE RELATIONSHIP ENGINE: Connecting with the People Who Power Your Business (AMACOM October 2016), author Ed Wallace shows business leaders how to cultivate the most effective relationships with employees, associates, clients, vendors, and the myriad types of people who drive a company’s success. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested leadership and management are invited to request The Relationship Engine for review.
Relationships hold companies together and fuel future growth. From connecting with customers to forging high-performing teams, success depends on everyone working well together. Yet many leaders prioritize potential relationships and take established ones for granted. They shouldn’t. Research reveals that these core relationships are often the weakest…and can prove more vital than missed networking opportunities.
Whether working with employees or associates, vendors or customers, The Relationship Engine gives you the tools you need to become an intentional, masterful relationship-builder.
The book helps you establish common ground, focus on collaboration instead of command, put people before process, demonstrate worthy intent, and make every interaction matter. This insightful and practical guide includes:
A powerful RQ Assessment designed to measure and evaluate business relationships • A Relational Agility Action Planner • Lateral and vertical relationship strategy templates • And more
Even the best-laid strategic plans are worthless without caring, real-life connections. It’s time to invest in the bonds that will drive sustainable success.
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