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Relationship Goals: Working with People You Trust
Don’t you want to work with people who share your values?
Jennifer Franklin is a long-time journalist and sought-after freelance journalist; her work has appeared in national media and she is the co-author of Make it Zero. Still, when a friend became the editor of recognizable national magazine and asked Jennifer to write for the publication, Jennifer hesitated. "It always feels a little bit wrong to say I've gotten this opportunity because of the relationships that I've built." It wasn't until another friend helped her see it from the point of view of the editor – the ability to hire someone she trusted and whose work she valued – that Jennifer shifted her thinking.
"When you develop relationships that are solid, they're built on trust and integrity and shared values; those are the people that are going to want to work with you, and those are the people that you want to work with," Jennifer explains. "It's an important lesson for leaders because there's a huge level of comfort [in working] with people that you already trust"
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