From the Inside Flap
The Relationship Laws That Drive Success
There are powerful Laws that determine whether your relationshipswith your clients, colleagues, family, and friendsthrive or wither. These relationship Laws are ever-present. When you align with them, the results are dramatic. Your network will grow rapidly. You'll be seen by clients as a trusted partner rather than an expense to be managed. Your personal relationships will flourish. And you will find people around you eager to help you succeed.
When you ignore the Laws, however, it's like going against the grain. Your efforts will falter. Relationship building will seem like very hard workeven fruitless.
Power Relationships gives readers a unique, entertaining guide to relationship success at work and in life. Each of the 26 Laws is illustrated and explained using a compelling, real-life story that shows how to implement it. The second section of the book presents sixteen common relationship challenges with specific solutions.
You'll read about:
- The top Citigroup executive whose relationship with a CEO was changed forever on a business trip that exploded into chaos, and how you can use the resulting Law to deepen your own relationships.
- The philanthropist who, on the verge of being mugged in a dark parking lot, learns how his actions have had an unimaginable ripple effect across several generations.
- How one of the authors flew halfway around the world and used Law 18Make them curiousto turn a make-or-break, five-minute meeting with a top executive into a long-term relationship.
- The chance encounter with a famous actor that revealed a simple but profound truth. It's Law 25: Build your network before you need it.
In Power Relationships, you'll meet famous entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, philanthropists, and an array of everyday people. Each of them teaches you something extraordinary about how to build the enduring, fulfilling relationships that help you succeed.
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From the Back Cover
Praise for Power Relationships
"Relationships come about in different ways: adversity, kindness, luck, planning, and humility can all play their part. Andrew and Jerryin their inimitable style and with the credibility of experts in the fieldillustrate practically and amusingly how relationships are created that are lasting and mutually beneficial."
Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
"Power Relationships provides the perfect advice and examples on how to build relationships that truly work. It's an enjoyable read that will produce real results. I hope every person in Grant Thornton throughout the world reads the book, and that our competitors do not."
Ed Nusbaum, Global CEO, Grant Thornton International
"Jerry and Andrew have written a book that unlocks the secret of relationship building. Relationships govern our personal world and everything we do. It is the zest in our lifewith our family, colleagues, and clients. Power Relationships is the best-written book on the subject. I want all of our staff and employees to have a copy."
Mark Cummings, President and CEO, ScotiaLife Financial
"I wish everyone could read Power Relationships. It would be a better world. This book leads the way. It proves to me that if business is based only on monetary gain, you will not solve an issue without a fight. Read Power Relationships for the answer."
Alan Hassenfeld, Former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Hasbro, Inc.
"Sobel and Panas have added real substance to the basic truth that success in life depends on relationships between people. One cannot hope to excel in sales, supervision, service, or personal growth without sensitivity to the twenty-six tenets that the authors identify and explain persuasively. The many short stories that illustrate the main points in this volume are a delight to read."
Richard Ekman, PhD, President, Council of Independent Colleges
"If you believe your business should be all about the client, you'll find Power Relationships a truly powerful book. It clearly shows how to create win-wins with your most important clients and prospects."
Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi, CEO, Citi Holdings, Citigroup