Do you neglect relationships?


Have you spent too much time focussed on relationships with the boss and your direct reports?

Remember your peers need to feel they can trust you. If you are spending too much time with the boss, they may see you as a threat.

Here’s what to do:



Get to know your peers and other stakeholders.


When you don’t fully understand what it takes to succeed, you end up missing early opportunities to build supportive alliances within the business.

Have you fallen into this trap? What’s one thing you can do today to help build horizontal relationships at work?