Stay in Touch with Your Friends

Stay in Touch with Your Friends, No Matter How Focused You Are on Your Career

Many people let their personal relationships fall by the wayside as they focus on their careers and start a family. Yet  research  shows that we are more successful in our careers when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships. Don’t run the risk of losing touch with your closest social connections. Career and friendships can reinforce  each other — friends can share big-picture career insights and even inspire your passion for professional growth. Fight the natural drift away, and make the effort to maintain your friendships. Call a close friend instead of just clicking on their Facebook page. Make plans to see them (and don’t cancel!). It’s OK to set ambitious career goals, but don’t sacrifice close ties in the process. 

*Source: Harvard Business School’s Management Tip of the Day


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