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    CHAPTER SIX    

CULTIVATE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

BIG IDEA

At times we unconsciously undermine our relationships with our colleagues because at work we focus on completing our tasks, not making friends. However, we overlook the impact of social relationships on our ability to complete our tasks.

Human beings are social animals with a fundamental need for connection. Social needs are treated the same way in the brain as the need for food and water.1 And social pain is processed in the brain the same way as physical pain. This is why positive social interactions and relationships are considered primal needs.

Work is a place where you must be ...

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