There is an area that many people who crave success, wealth, and achievement rarely think about: the power of relationships.
Many talented people think they can climb the mountain of their dreams by themselves. And at first, it seems like they are right. After all, some people are smarter, more energetic, and more talented than the people around them—and so they fall into the classic trap of assuming that because they seem a level above others, they don’t need other people to get ahead.
The evidence, however, is the total opposite. Read any interview with a high-level entrepreneur, athlete, scientist, or artist and you’ll see that they have assembled a top-notch team around them, and it is held together by strong interpersonal ...